Teen suicides stir two families to action

Two distraught families gathered Thursday in search of the strength to speak out, after the families' 14-year-old southwestern Minnesota girls jointly committed suicide on Saturday, reported the Star Tribune.

The Marshall-area eighth grader Paige Moravetz and her best friend Haylee Fentress took their lives together, and Tricia Behnke and Joel Deruyck, the mother and stepfather of Paige Moravetz, searched for the signals that they missed along the way, according to the Star Tribune.

According to the Marshall Independent, the superintendent of the Marshall School District, Klint Willert, gave a public statement on Monday, in response to the deaths, and said that it was important that the community be allowed to grieve.

Willert said school administrators and staff have communicated with the girls' families in order to respect their wishes and privacy, reported the Marshall Independent.

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