Two suicides at West Point lead to investigation

Jan. 30, 2009
Officials at military academy order suicide-prevention training sessions

Two cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have committed suicide since December and two others attempted suicide in the past two weeks. The school's leaders have summoned an Army surgeon general's suicide team to the campus to investigate the causes. The suicides are the first since at least 2005. The academy is passing out prevention cards, putting up posters and reviewing its procedures, and it has ordered fresh suicide-prevention training to be completed, officials say.

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