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MORE: Loudoun Sheriff’s Office responds to medical emergency at Stone Bridge

Update 3:50 p.m.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted suicide by a student at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

The student was located by school personnel shortly after 9:30 a.m. in a secluded area of the school, according to reports.

Emergency personnel responded to the school and transported the student to Inova Loudoun Hospital. He was later taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The student is currently listed in critical condition. No further details are being released regarding the student to help protect his identity.

At no time was there a threat to the school and there were no other students involved.

Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind parents and students of the resources available to them for those experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts or other behavioral crises. Through Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services, help is available 24 hours, 7 days a week for anyone experiencing immediate and severe emotional crisis at 703-777-0320. Non-emergency appointments can be made at 703-771-5155. The Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center, located at 102 Heritage Way (Shenandoah Building), Leesburg, Va. is open for walk-ins from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Mental health professionals are available for anyone in crisis.

Also, there are free, confidential 24/7 supports available:

• PRS CrisisLink: 703-527-4077 or text "CONNECT" to 855-11

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

• SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

• Children's Regional Crisis Response (CR2): 844-NCrisis (627-4747) in English and Espanol

• Hopeline: Chat at http://www.hopeline.com or call 800-784-2433

In an emergency, call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Sheriff’s Deputy

Originial story:

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently on the scene of a medical emergency at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, according to LCSO officials. There is no threat to the school.

Emergency personnel responded to the school shortly after 9:30 a.m. this morning, a statement from LCSO reads. The student was taken to a local hospital, and his medical condition is not being released at this time.

Stone Ridge Principal Matt Wilburn sent an email to parents at 10:14 a.m., reassuring that there is no threat to students.

"Because of the nature of this emergency, medical and Sheriff’s Office personnel were called to Stone Bridge," reads the email. "To make sure they were not impeded in their response, I ordered our school to go into a shelter-in-place mode. This means students are continuing their regular instructional day with the exception of certain classes. Our school is not in a heightened state of security."

Wilburn sent another email at 11:16 asking parents and the community to "refrain from speculating" about the incident.

"We recognize this is a potentially stressful situation and additional school division counselors are on hand to support our counseling staff," reads the email. "At this time, I would ask you to refrain from sending a lot of questions to staff as we are focusing on our primary mission, our students."


I just hope this sensationalist rag paper does not sensationalize this in their print edition because copycat suicides are possible.

So very sad.  If there are any teens reading this, please, please, please talk to someone, anyone, if you at the point of thinking of doing something like this.  We live many “lifetimes” throughout the course of our life, and high school, college, and the teen years in general are just one lifetime, one blib of your life.  There is ALWAYS a solution to ANY problem you may be experiencing.  There is a lot of pressure on our teens in this day and age, with being inundated with “college” from the moment they step into high school; college seminars, Pre AP and AP classes, what activities you need to be in to look good on your college resume.  It is total BS.  Teens, be ambitious and work hard, but be a kid.  Your HS years are about finding out about who you are and experiencing yourself coming of age and turning into an adult.  These are exhilarating times.  Enjoy these years and don’t succumb to the BS that is fed about getting into a top college.  There are many, many roads to a happy life.  There is ALWAYS a way out and a solution to what you are going through.  Just talk to someone and find some help, and know that you are loved by many more people than you think.

Good idea adding the crisis helplines to the article.

Very sad, pray for the teen that he/she can find peace and happiness in life…

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