Pleasantville schools offer counseling services in wake of tragedyPosted: Updated:
School officials in Pleasantville are dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy in which two students were among the victims of an apparent murder-suicide.
The Pleasantville Union Free School District was shocked to find out about the apparent murder-suicide on 57 Romer Ave. that involved two children in the community, one of which parents say was a second grader at Bedford Road School.
They also tell News 12 that another one of the victims was only in pre-K. They say they are not sharing any names right now in respect to members of extended family.
The school district is notifying parents about counseling services available today for students and families. They say a room has been set up at the school where students, parents and community members can come for counseling or just to talk.
A district school will also be open on Saturday to provide additional support services to anyone in need of help. Which school has yet to be decided.
As a precautionary measure, there is a heavier police presence throughout all the campuses today.
The Westchester chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness urges people not to take symptoms of suicide lightly.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.