Last Updated on September 14, 2023, 3:29 am
The third student of Myers Park High School died of suicide in less than six months.
Abby Fleming, a Myers Park High School student, died of suicide in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
What happened to Abby Fleming?
The authorities are investigating the death of a young woman in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the reports, she died of suicide. The victim was identified as Abby Fleming, a Myers Park High School student, making her the third student who died of suicide this year.
A wave of shock wraps around the community of Charlotte. Unrest rises among Myers Park High School students as they lose a third student.
Earlier this year, two more students of the School have died of suicide.
The two students who had committed suicide were identified as Barron Harris and Vincent Paul Weed.
Barron Alexander Harris was a senior at Myers Park High School and ended his life by suicide on April 16, 2023. Vincent Pual Weed was a sophomore at the School, and he died of suicide on Monday morning on July 17, 2023.
About Myers Park High School
Myers Park High School is a general public school in Charlotte, North Carolina. It provides education to students from grades 9 to 12. It opened in 1951 and is affiliated with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. The School is situated on 62 acres and has 13 buildings nearby.
Myers Park High School is a 4A classified School and performs in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). The School’s team is called ‘Mustangs,’ its jersey colors are Kelly green, white, and black.
Unrest rises among students.
Student at the School grieves their fellow student. Unrest and uncertainty rise among students as they mourn the loss of a third student of the School. Unconfirmed reports say that the suicides were linked to bullying at the School. While students grieve their school-mates untimely demise, some believe that the School is not doing enough to handle the situation and that the ‘no tolerance policy’ for bullying is not being executed as vigilantly as it should. Others remarked that the School’s announcement of a student’s death on the School speaker was insensitive and inappropriate.
Kayla wrote in a post on social media,
Kristen Wells wrote
“Our daughters knew what happened but also got to hear over a loud speaker in class (inappropriate) that a friend had died,” she continues, “We have experienced and witnessed bullying and the way CMS (i’m not naming everyone or every policy that isn’t adhering to an supposed “zero tolerance” rule for bullying… but they are doing an absolutely disgraceful job of handling these situations!”
What should be done?
The School must address the unrest among the students and ensure their well-being at the School. The harsh news of a fellow student must be shared with the students with appropriate, sensitive measures and as respectfully as possible.
It is advised to everyone, student or otherwise, to remain vigilant in times of confusion and turmoil. Look out for each other, and if anyone shows signs of mental health issues such as depression, withdrawal from activities, stress, and change in eating habits (eating too little or more than usual), reach out to them, encourage them to seek help, support them in their challenging times, and report to the authorities if anyone shows signs of self-harm.
If you, or anyone you know, are in danger of self-harm, call 911 immediately and get help.
You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988.
If talking to people makes you anxious, and you would feel more comfortable discussing your issue via text, type ‘START’ and send it to 741-741, and a trained specialist will respond.
Remain vigilant in the testing times, reach out to others who need help, and stay safe.
Our deepest condolences to Abby Flemings, loved one. May she find the peace that her life denied her.
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