News 13: Two More Suicides Reported in Academy District 20

Posted 03/03/2017

News Channel 13, Scott Harrison

For the second straight weekend, Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs is coping with student suicide.

The district confirmed two new deaths: a high school senior boy last Sunday, and a home-schooled student two weeks ago.

Although a district spokesperson said the home-schooled family requested privacy and would not provide details, several concerned parents who emailed KRDO NewsChannel 13 said the student was a sixth-grader.

"Parents have been shocked that this happened to such a young child," said a parent who asked to remain anonymous.  "We have heard about teen suicides and high school students in the area but we did not know that this was something to be aware of at this young age."

Both students were enrolled at The Classical Academy, a public charter school within District 20 that has a home school program.

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