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Fordham Prep Reeling From Pair Of Student Suicides In Just Over Two Weeks

Grief counselors and teachers are helping Fordham Prep students deal with the recent suicide deaths of two students.
Grief counselors and teachers are helping Fordham Prep students deal with the recent suicide deaths of two students. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Fordham Preparatory School staff and officials with Metro-North are taking steps to make sure the two recent suicides of students stepping in front of trains are not repeated.

Students and staff at Fordham Prep, the all-boys Jesuit high school in the Bronx, arereeling from news that a second student was struck Monday by a northbound Metro-North train near the school in the span of just more than two weeks.

It follows the Jan. 18 death of a 16-year-old Sleepy Hollow student, who was hit by a train at the Philipse Manor railroad station in Westchester County.

In addition to providing students with counseling, as previously reported by Daily Voice, Fordham Prep officials have hired a 1981 graduate who now heads the Psychological Services Institute at Fordham University to meet with students and parents. Meanwhile, officials with Metro-North said they are assigning additional officers at the station platforms that serve the school, the New York Times says.

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