City Leaders, School Officials Combat Suicide In The QC
Recent incidents of teen suicide have city leaders teaming up with the schools to prevent futures cases.
On Friday, April 25, 2014, Mayor Bill Gluba and Davenport school officials say they hope a phone application will encourage teens to seek help.
It's called do the right thing and teens contemplating suicide or know someone who is can leave an anonymous tip through the app.
Davenport superintendent Art Tate says they just want to give kids alternatives before making permanent decisions.
"We just want everyone to be aware, because if a student has trouble going on, so much that they think about taking their lives, you can see it in their home life. You can see it wherever they are recreating. That's why we want everybody to be aware."
A suicide prevention meeting will be Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Davenport North High School.
City officials will speak to students and parents on the growing issue.