MINNEOLA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Lake County deputies say a teenager tried to commit suicide inside a school, a month after another teen shot himself to death at the school. The incident at Lake Minneola High School has left left parents, staff and students in shock.
"It's real hard on the students. It's hard on the parents, administration, the school, and we're just trying to figure out what we need to do to try and help solve and curb it from happening in the future," said Michelle Bates, whose daughter attends the school.
Investigators said the teen told them he took 100 Tylenol pills and 20 Adderall pills. They found him nearly passed out in a classroom.
It is rocking this community, the same place where a teen shot himself in the bus loop during a fire drill. A total of five teens have committed suicide across Lake County this year, authorities said.
"It's just a tragedy for our community. It's been really sad. We've had so much. Five students committed suicide and then what happened last night," Bates added.
Life Stream Behavioral Center is working hand in hand with the school.
Bates said, "The problem is we don't have time. We've had too much of this happen too quickly. As parents our hearts are broken. As students they're scared."
Students are doing their part too. Sarah Bates started a Kindness Club.
"Just to make sure kids understand that we're listening and we care and we care about them," she explained.
A meeting takes place on Monday night at 6 p.m. at Lake Minneola High School, so the community can come together and support students. Anyone in need of immediate help should call the Lifestream crisis hotline at (866) 355-9394 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.