14-year-old girl found dead inside high school

The small town of Olivehurst, California has been deeply affected by a recent tragedy. A fourteen-year-old middle school student was found hanged inside Lindhurst High School, shortly after reportedly running away from home.

Yuba County Sheriff Wendell Anderson has confirmed the incident is thought to be suicide. The student was located by a school employee just before 7 am.

Superintendent of the Marysville Joint Unified School District, Fal Asrani, released a statement expressing the trauma felt in the community after hearing the news.

Sheriff Anderson also expressed his condolences, saying, “Our entire department is incredibly heartbroken from this tragedy. I urge anyone suffering with suicidal thoughts to seek help immediately.”

The teen’s name has not been released, and the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting an investigation.

The tragedy in Olivehurst serves as a reminder that help is available, and that we must break down the stigma of talking about mental health issues. We must look for resources and communicate our struggles to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.