School leaders met Tuesday morning at the school administration building to address the situation. Administrators say they are trying to find ways to help everyone overcome and cope with their reactions to the tragedy.
Crisis teams were sent out to do what they could to ease the strain. Chapel Hill school spokesperson Betty Hoke told WRAL-TV5'sKelly Wrightabout some counseling procedures.
Assistant school superintendent Chester Preyar says the issue of guns on school campuses is a frightening reality. He says Chapel Hill school leaders have, at times, discussed the possibility of installing metal detectors.
School leaders are also considering adding resource officers to school staff. That, says Preyar, would help alleviate some of the problems students have in communicating with each other.Editor's Note:
Local resource groups such asTeen Talk and Hopelinecan provide assistance to teens considering suicide, even if the teens find it difficult to talk to parents or other people they know. Volunteer crisis counselors man the phones.
To reach Teen Talk, call919-231-3626, Monday - Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. Hopeline's phones are manned 24 hours a day at919-231-4525.