Broken Arrow H.S. Offers Counseling In Wake Of Student’s Death

Sunday, October 1st 2017, 8:13 am
By: News On 6

Broken Arrow students will meet Sunday in an effort to cope with the death of a classmate. 

Jaymeson West's dad says his son took his own life at Broken Arrow's Memorial Stadium after the football game Friday night.

West was a junior and played the saxophone for the Pride of Broken Arrow.

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In a public Facebook post, his dad said his son took his own life by climbing the fence at the top of the stadium and jumping.

His dad says West had long battled depression.

His friends say the West they knew was funny and always happy.

“I saw him every single day and every single day he had a smile on his face,” said Broken Arrow junior Ethan Bonham. “You truly never know what someone's going through on the inside.”

Broken Arrow Schools say students who need support can go to the high school media center from 3-5 p.m.

The district will also have counselors on campus Monday and says they will be available for as long as students need.