Douglas County School District warns parents to watch their kids for suicidal thoughts after Castle Rock incidents

10:21 PM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Parents of students at two Douglas County schools have been warned to watch their children for signs of suicidal behavior.

A letter was sent home to parents of Castle Rock Middle School students Thursday.

The district said incidents over the past few days that involved students at both Castle Rock Middle School and Castle View High school heightened concerns over the emotional and physical safety of students, especially when it comes to suicide awareness.

The school district is unable to provide additional information about the incidents but told 9NEWS in a statement:

"Our students' safety and their emotional and physical well-being is our number one priority here at the Douglas County School District. Castle Rock Middle School and district staff will actively continue to provide the support, care and resources our students and school community need."

The Douglas County Sheriff's office and the Castle Rock Police Department are investigating the incidents.

The Sheriff's office released this statement, "The Douglas County Sheriff's Office did investigate to ensure the safety of the students. We can't comment further due to juveniles being involved."

Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas says there have been three juvenile suicides in Douglas County since Labor Day. But, according to her investigation there does not appear to be any connection. The suicides involved students of different ages in different towns, Parker, Highlands Ranch, and Castle Rock.

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