Student taken by Life Flight after suicide attempt in Dawson HS

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Counselors are on hand at Dawson High School this morning after a student attempted suicide on campus. The teenage boy was taken by Life Flight to a Houston hospital.

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Police say boy was found hanging in a stairwell. A teacher discovered the boy then called for help.

"A couple of the male teachers arrived and they were able to lift the child up and release him. They went straight to first aid care for the child and rendered aid until the uniformed officers arrived," said Jason Wells with Pearland police.

Officers performed CPR until paramedics took over.

The student's condition is not publicly known. Pearland police say they believe the boy is 17 years old. Police say the student brought a rope with him to school and apparently got to Dawson earlier than normal.

Eyewitness News has learned a second Pearland ISD student attempted suicide this week. That incident took place at her home. The victim is a junior high school student and the two events are not related.

Parents we spoke to are very concerned about the suicide attempts and plan to speak with their kids about it.

"Make sure she understands that a lot of people are going through things, but they are very young and whatever they are going through they should be able to overlook, because there is a lot more to life they can look forward to," said parent Reginald Mitchell.

There are extra counselors on hand at the school for students who may need helping dealing with this.

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There are a number of resources available, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It's available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255 to provide free and confidential support and counseling for people in distress. Pearland ISD has created a local suicide prevention task force as well.
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