Sheriff Jayson Richardson wanted to share a joint statement between the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office and the DeSoto Parish School System regarding an incident that occurred at the North DeSoto school campus today 4-13-18.
"An incident occurred today, April 13, 2018, at North DeSoto High School that involved an attempted suicide of a juvenile student. School staff and DeSoto Parish School Resource Officers responded immediately with emergency procedures. The student was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment. The matter is currently being investigated, and you may notice an increased presence of law enforcement in the area of the school. Counselors are onsite and providing any necessary services for the foreseeable future. We want to assure the public that no other students or staff were in danger during this incident and that additional information may be released."