Zionsville schools delay I-STEP Monday following student’s death

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (April 28, 2014)— I-STEP testing was delayed at three Zionsville Community Schools Monday following the recent death of a student.

In a letter sent Sunday, Superintendent Scott Robison alerted parents that a Zionsville Middle School student killed himself at his home overnight Friday.

“Holding this family in supportive thought and prayer as they grieve is imperative just now,” read the letter in part. “ZMS will have counselors available for students in the new week just ahead.”

Another letter sent Monday afternoon told parents that many students were re-posting a Google+ video that featured the deceased student discussing suicide prior to his death. Robison urged parents to speak with their children about the incident and informed them of several resources available to them.

I-STEP testing will resume Tuesday.