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Op-ed column: Teen tragedy not that simple

People manipulate story of girls’ suicides for their own agendas

Mark Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
Mark Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
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I’m sick of people rewriting the story of the four teenage girls who committed suicide in Schenectady three years ago. It was a terrifying suicide cluster, in which one girl after another attempted suicide over the course of five months. Several girls were resuscitated, but four died. Their memory has been invoked to support programs that are wholly unrelated to what happened in their lives, and I can’t stand it anymore. At Wednesday’s public hearing ...

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October 1, 2012
1:47 p.m.

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Outstanding piece. Much needed in the community.
Richard terry

October 3, 2012
5:44 p.m.

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October 3, 2012
8:29 p.m.

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A beautiful, heartfelt piece, Kathleen. Thank you!

October 6, 2012
6:27 p.m.

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Beautiful job Kathleen. Please continue to "tell it like it is."