Education ministry provides support to Mae’s students after teen’s suicide

Students of the Mae’s Schools listening during a visit by Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry and a team from the Schools Health and Welfare Department. (Terrence Thompson Photo)

Officials from the Ministry of Education (MoE), led by Minister Nicolette Henry, visited the Mae’s Schools yesterday to offer support to students following the suicide of teenaged student Vanica Schultz on Thursday.

The team included officials from the MoE’s Schools Health and Welfare Department and the Psychosocial Unit. According to the ministry, the objective of the visit was to listen to the school’s administration and children, and to provide support in the wake of Schultz’s death.

Schultz, 15, died at the Woodlands Hospital on Thursday afternoon, where she was rushed after falling ill at the private school. It was later discovered that the teen, who distributed suicide notes to her classmates and teachers, had ingested a poisonous substance…..

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