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Teen Soccer Star, 16, Throws Self In Front Of Train After Friend’s Suicide

Tue, November 11, 2014 4:06pm EDT by Lauren Cox 4 Comments
High School Students Suicides
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How awful. Just days after her best friend took her own life, Cady Housh, a high school soccer star, committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a train. So sad.

Cady Housh, 16, was so devastated by the loss of her friend, Ciara “CiCi” Webb, also 16, that she took her life in the most horrific and unimaginable way: by jumping in front of a moving train. Now, a Kansas town is left mourning the loss of two of two local high school students as they wonder how this could have ever happened.

Teen Soccer Star Throws Herself In Front Of A Train After Friend’s Suicide

This is truly awful.

On Sunday evening, Nov. 9, around 8pm, 16-year-old Cady was killed when she decided to step directly in front of a moving train in Lenexa, Kansas.

Her death stunned family and friends, as it came almost exactly 48 hours after her best friend, Ciara, was found lifeless inside of her family home on Friday evening, Nov. 7, reports Kansas City’s KCTV.

“Worst weekend of my f–king life,” was the last thing Cady tweeted on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Both of the girls were juniors at Olathe Northwest High School, and they also both played on the soccer team.

Their school was not informed of Cady’s tragic death until Monday morning, and administrators were forced to break the news to the students just one hour after delivering the news about Ciara’s suicide.

So sad. Our thoughts go out to Ciara and Cady’s families, as well as all of their friends, teammates, and classmates.

Olathe Northwest Students Took Advantage Of Campus Therapists

After hearing such awful news about not one, but two of their classmates, many ONHS students left school early to grieve privately, reports the Daily News.

The school’s principal Gwen Ross composed a letter that was sent home to parents and administrators urging them to talk to their children about suicide.

Here is a portion of that letter:

Here is my request for all parents for this afternoon or evening — please have a heartfelt conversation with your student about these tragedies and specifically about suicide. Have this conversation with your son or daughter tonight — you know them best.

School was open on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and many counselors, social workers, school psychologists were on-hand to comfort students coping with the loss of their classmates.

— Lauren Cox

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