Community grieves after teen takes own life at Littleton school

Posted at 7:04 AM, Aug 31, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo. – A teenager found at Twain Elementary School Wednesday night died by suicide, the Arapahoe County Coroner said.

The coroner said the teen was 13 years old but did not give a name. Littleton Public Schools identified the boy as a student in the district.

Arapahoe County deputies responded to the school around 6 p.m. Wednesday and transported the boy to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

District Superintendent Brian Ewert sent a letter to parents saying this was the second suicide in the district in the past week. A high school student took his own life on Tuesday, Ewert said.

“Our hearts are heavy as we continue to support all of our students and their families – especially those closest to these tragic events. I want to remind you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority,” Ewert said.

Littleton Public Schools has suicide intervention information on its website here.

Anyone who’s having a crisis can also get help 24 hours a day by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

For more suicide prevention resources in Colorado, click here.