A shooting in the stairwell of a Memphis school Thursday morning left a 13-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition, a fellow student in custody, and a community grasping to process a violent outburst in a school year already beset by challenges.
The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and respond to overdoses.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — School shootings, online bullying and COVID-19 — they’re all topics some Central Texas counselors are discussing on a regular basis.
“I want them to feel seen, I want them to feel heard,” said Bobbi Sanchez, a high school counselor with Round Rock ISD. “We try to make them feel better.”
Since we last went to Coal Country Community Health in Beulah, they’ve added another counselor. And together, a social worker and the new counselor are able to visit K-12 schools, not only in Beulah, but in Kildeer and Hazen too, every week.
Students in rural Dickinson, ND, will soon be able to use telehealth to meet with a psychiatrist hundreds of miles away. The virtual care platform augments the district's available counseling resources.