mostlycloudy
Tuesday July 7th, 2015 1:41PM

Special program to address student well being in White County

By Dean Dyer WRWH Radio
CLEVELAND - In light of the recent incident at White County High School in which a student brought a gun to school and attempted to take her own life, a special program to address the issue has been planned.

White County Family Connection and Restoration Point Church have arranged to have professionals on hand to talk about school-age children and what they are experiencing.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Restoration Point Church east of Cleveland.

Annette Boswell, Family Connections/student services attendance liaison at White County Schools, is one of the organizers for the event.

"We've been saying we need to do something for a long time and nobody really got it until we all were faced with it and there were lockdowns," Boswell said. "We have had a large number of students this year that have talked about and attempted suicide and I think it's time we as a community talk about it and see what we can do."

According to Boswell, the program is intended primarily for parents and community leaders and they will have advice to share.

"What not to do, more or less, or what you can do to keep your children safe as far as gun safety and locking your pills up and then who to contact," Boswell said.

Those attending will have an opportunity to learn more about the resources in and out of school to help.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Cause of death, identity released in Banks County murder
The Banks County Sheriff's Office has released more details of last week's homicide near Homer.
1:38PM ( 3 minutes ago )
US job openings stay high, but actual hiring falters in May
WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs hasn't driven the same kind o...
12:46PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Clarks Bridge Rd. re-opens after gas leak cleared
A gas leak shut down Clarks Bridge Road near its intersection with Edgewater Drive earlier today, according to authorities.
11:40AM ( 2 hours ago )
The numbers tell the story: June was one warmest on record in N. Ga.
Most of north and Central Georgia was warmer-than-normal in June and most places were also drier-than-normal.
9:07AM ( 4 hours ago )
Hall Co. Commission to consider sign moratorium
It's a decision that didn't get nearly as much attention as Obamacare and same-sex marriage, but it's a Supreme Court decision that's having an impact on local governments, including Hall County.
7:00AM ( 6 hours ago )