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Rancho Cucamonga, CA: District forms task force after recent student suicides

Aug 22, 2018, Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Daily Bulletin: 4 Rancho Cucamonga students have committed suicide since start of school year https://www.dailybulletin.com/2018/08/22/4-suicides-at-rancho-cucamonga-schools-since-start-of-school-year/ Three Rancho Cucamonga high school students and an elementary student have committed suicide since returning to school this month, officials have confirmed. In an email to families Tuesday, Aug. 21, Chaffey Joint Union High School District Superintendent Mat Holton said counseling teams of trained therapists have been deployed to three high schools to work with students and counselors. … … “The three deaths were unrelated and involved students enrolled at three of our campuses – Rancho Cucamonga, Etiwanda, and Alta Loma. … The district has formed a mental health task force, made up of mental health professionals from each school site and community mental health officials, which is working to improve services available at each site. A larger community task force is also being formed, and the district is partnering with outside agencies, including the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, private counseling services, mental health educators, and the local religious community. … A student in the Alta Loma Elementary School District has also committed suicide this school year, district officials confirmed….