BUTTE, Mont. -

The Butte community is mourning the loss of a high school student who took his own life.

We're told Butte High School has opened its commons area for students and parents to talk with counselors.

Superintendent Judy Jonart told us they opened at noon and have already spoke with some parents and students.

She said she sent the message to parents through their broadcast messaging system and through social media.

Jonart said they will keep doors open for as long as students and parents need them.

"My message is Butte High School is open, counselors are on site, we're here to support the kids and parents," said Jonart.


If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help available.

You can call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, and the line is open 24 hours a day.

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