RAYTOWN, Mo. – The Raytown School District confirms he sent a letter on Tuesday offering to help Raytown High School students on their bus if the bus is over the body of a person who has his or her own life.
Bus 52 was reportedly on his usual bus route in a residential area as the bus passed the place of the suicide on Tuesday.
Kari Thompson, Kansas City, Mo., police spokesman, said that the person took their life in the 4600 block of Wallace. The person was not a student in the Raytown schools. The body was outside and visible to the people who passed by.
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“I am very concerned about what students may have seen and heard,” said Dr. Georgetta May, Raytown Middle School principal, in the letter to parents and guardians of Bus 52.
Parents may be asked to look at behavior that may reveal trauma of what they experienced, such as trouble sleeping or nightmares, irritability, irrational fears, loss of appetite, stomach pain, headaches, or the inability to label their feelings/emotions.
“You know your child best, and you know how he or she responds to things regularly,” he said.
The district said parents should call if they are worried about their student, even though it is the last day of the school.
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