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Oklahoma school districts prepare for tragedies


February 11, 2018

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Less than 24 hours after a Broken Arrow High School student had died by suicide, an army of counselors and mental health professionals had descended on the school.

Jaymeson West, a junior and member of the Pride of Broken Arrow marching band, died of a fall from the top of the school's football stadium during a Sept. 29 football game. His father later said West had "succumbed to the depression he had battled for so long."

The following day, as many as 50 counselors were available for band members who were gathered for a Saturday meeting.

"We made special effo...

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