14-Year-Old Girl Found Dead inside High School

The small town of Olivehurst, California, is reeling in the wake of a tragic death. A fourteen-year-old middle school student was found hanged inside Lindhurst High School less than an hour after reportedly running away from home.

Yuba County Sheriff Wendell Anderson has confirmed the incident is believed to be suicide. The 14-year-old was found just before 7 am by a school employee. According to police the teen was a student at the high school.

The Marysville Joint Unified School District Superintendent, Fal Asrani, released a statement expressing the trauma detected in the community upon hearing the news. Sheriff Wendell Anderson stated, “I know I can speak of your entire department when I say we are incredibly heartbroken from this tragedy. This will undoubtedly impact our community and I urge anyone suffering with suicidal thoughts to seek help immediately.”

The name of the teen has not been released. The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident.

For those struggling with suicidal thoughts, the tragedy in Olivehurst serves as a reminder that help is available and resources are at our disposal. We must accept and break down the stigma of communicating our mental health struggles.