Kingsburg High School teens commit suicide just days apart

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Heartbreak in Kingsburg. Two high school students take their lives days apart. This just months after a sophomore is killed in a car crash. (KFSN)

Heartbreak in Kingsburg. Two high school students take their lives days apart. This just months after a sophomore is killed in a car crash.

Two teens from the same high school commit suicide in just one week. A tragic Facebook status was left by Jordan Whitehead who was a senior at Kingsburg High School. It reads, 'I'm sorry. Forgive me please. You'll understand this when you see it. Goodnight I love you.'

"As soon as we found out about Jordan a lot of people were like how am I going to do this how am I going to graduate we have to go up there and walk without him he's not going to be there," said Kingsburg High School senior Aly Tauscher.

Whitehead's friends said he was an athletic and brilliant student who had plans to study at the naval nuclear power school. None of them would've guessed he was dealing with darker times.

"He was just one of those people that no matter what time of day if you needed him he'd drop everything he was doing and he would be there for you," said Jordan Whitehead's best friend Reid Dutra.

Then on Friday, while the student body was still coping with the loss of Whitehead -- another student -- freshman Sonny Terry also took his own life.

"It's also really hard on the incoming freshman because they're just really scared because they don't know what they're coming to," said Tauscher.

Leann Gouveia, the executive director for Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss said suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens. "This is a lesson. Here's the lesson, depression and suicide are very insidious you can't see it you can't hear it you can't touch it," said Gouveia.

Now Kingsburg students are banding together to create bracelets. They hope to raise awareness about depression to help students in need find a way out of the dark.

For more information about the bracelets go to www.gofundme.com/thisisreal
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