Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A difficult day

It's been a long and difficult day. One of the students at Western committed suicide yesterday evening. She was in Grade 9; I taught her English. None of us had any warning, but because the school is small, it has affected everyone. We sort of had classes today; students were excused if they didn't feel like attending, but classes kind of limped along. We started with a general assembly and didn't resume classes until about 10:30. Kids (and adults) were crying in the chapel, in the hallways, pretty much everywhere. Please keep her family and the other kids in your prayers. Unfortunately suicide can be contageous and that's one thing we really don't want to happen. (Apparently several of her extended family had already died this year and it was already contageous).

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