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UPDATE: STHS Locks Down, Apparent Student Suicide On Campus

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - A local high school went on a low-level lockdown, after a student was reportedly found in distress on Friday morning.

Around 11:00 AM, Sussex Technical High School says they initiated a low-level lockdown after a 15-year-old female student was found unresponsive inside of a restroom in the first floor cafeteria area of the school. According to officials the student was given medical attention, and 911 was called, before the emergency response plan was initiated. The student was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Delaware State Police are working with the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause and manner of death. This was reportedly not a student safety issue, as no weapons were used in the incident.
 
The school released this statement on their website this afternoon:
The Sussex Technical School District is heartbroken over the tragic loss of one of our students. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family members and friends of those involved. At this very difficult time our focus is on providing counseling and support to our students and staff. School, district and state-level resources were on-site today and will continue to be available to provide counseling and support to our entire Sussex Tech family... If you feel that your student is in need of a counselor, outside of the school setting, please encourage them to call the 24-hour, 7-day a week crisis hotline at 1-800-969-HELP (4357).

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