Suicide Attempt in School Classroom Med For Depression 10/12/2009 South Carolina 14 Year Old Girl Attempts Suicide in School Classroom Summary:

Paragraph four reads:  "The victim’s mother said her daughter takes medication for ADHD and depression."

Middle school student attempts suicide during class
Stephanie Toone | South Carolina Bureau Chief
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 4:42 p.m.

GRANITEVILLE – A Leavelle McCampbell Middle School student tried to commit suicide in a classroom Wednesday by overdosing on prescription drugs.

An art teacher at the middle school on Canal Street said the 14-year-old took close to 50 pills during class around 8:15 a.m. in an attempt to kill herself, according to an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office report. The student was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, but there were no details on her condition.

Two students told investigators that the student said she was going to take her “death pills,” then swallowed the cocktail of prescription drugs, according to the report.

The victim’s mother said her daughter takes medication for ADHD and depression.

Cecelia Davidson, associate superintendent for administration, said she was not aware of the incident, but said the guidance and principal staff has protocol for suicide threats or attempts.

From the Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 online edition of The Augusta Chronicle