Students are hurting
Karen Sullivan’s letter to the editor on March 9 saying the school district is doing something to help the “students” is very misleading. Mr. Rosston is very good and very helpful. But, as Ms. Sullivan clearly pointed out, he was brought in to help the “staff at the Butte School District” and the parents.
Not once did she mention any help going directly to the students. The students need to get their grief and sadness out by talking. They cannot keep it bottled up. If talking to each other can prevent one suicide, then why not try it? That is what my letter was about.
Many students have asked if they could have group discussions in school and were told no. Why? The students feel like they are being ignored. They are the ones that are hurting, that are grieving. I understand that the staff and the parents need help noticing the signs of suicide and trying to prevent it and the school district is helping them. But these teens need help as well.
— Kathy Rowe, 110 W. Park St., Butte