A 14-year-old middle school student tragically took her own life by hanging herself inside Lindhurst High School in Olivehurst, California. The incident occurred just an hour after she reportedly ran away from her nearby home, according to police.
Yuba County Sheriff Wendell Anderson confirmed the apparent suicide, stating that an active and ongoing investigation is underway. Police believe that some students on campus may have seen the victim’s body, and authorities are working to locate them to gather statements and offer support.
The small town of Olivehurst, which has a population of around 15,000 and is located 40 miles north of Sacramento, is expected to be deeply affected by the tragedy. Sheriff Anderson expressed the heartbreak felt by the entire department and emphasized the importance of seeking help for those struggling with suicidal thoughts.
While the identity of the victim has not been disclosed, it was revealed that she was a middle school student. Fal Asrani, superintendent of the Marysville Joint Unified School District, acknowledged the traumatic impact of the incident on the entire community of Lindhurst and Yuba County.
In response to the tragedy, classes were canceled at Lindhurst High School on Thursday, and the school remained closed on Friday. Grief counselors and psychologists have been made available to provide support to those in need during this difficult time.