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