DEPRESSION MED: 14 Year Old Girl Attempts Suicide in School During Class…

Paragraph four reads:  “The victim’s mother said her
takes medication for ADHD and

Middle school student attempts suicide during class
Toone | South Carolina Bureau Chief
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 4:42

GRANITEVILLE – A Leavelle McCampbell Middle School student tried
to commit suicide in a classroom Wednesday by overdosing on prescription drugs.

An art teacher at the middle school on Canal Street said the 14yearold
took close to 50 pills during class around 8:15 a.m. in an attempt to kill
herself, according to an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office report. The student was
transported to Aiken Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, but there were no
details on her condition.

Two students told investigators that the
student said she was going to take her “death pills,” then swallowed the
cocktail of prescription drugs, according to the report.

The victim’s
mother said her daughter takes medication for ADHD and depression.

Cecelia Davidson, associate superintendent for administration, said she
was not aware of the incident, but said the guidance and principal staff has
protocol for suicide threats or attempts.

From the Thursday, Dec. 10,
2009 online edition of The Augusta Chronicle

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