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In A Family's Grief, Determination To Force University To Tell Parents Of Suicidal Students

from The Associated Press via Toledo Blade

Jan. 5, 2012: The issue of when colleges should notify parents their adult children may be suicidal remains fraught with legal, medical and ethical dilemmas. In an agreement finalized by a judge in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by the family of a Virginia Tech student who killed himself, the parents of Daniel Kim settled with the school for $250,000, plus an endowed scholarship in Daniel's name. But the student's father also insisted that the agreement include language requiring Virginia Tech to notify parents of a potentially suicidal student unless it documents a reason not to do so. more


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