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Hastings teen dies by suicide on Oct. 22, 2012

A Hastings teen died by suicide on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

The teen was found outside his residence.

Dakota County deputies were called to the scene.

Additional grief counselors are at Hastings High School today to assist students as needed.


Several resources are available for anyone having a mental health crisis.

Among them is the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Editor's note

About six months ago, the Star Gazette changed its policies with how we report suicides. A link to our reasons why is attached to this article.

We are doing our best to follow a set of policies outlined at

Among their findings: "Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help."