- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - It’s been a difficult year in the Beaufort County School District with the deaths of four students.

There is now an effort to expand the services of a local hospice that works with grieving students.

The Beaufort Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1riw5kx ) that two students died in a car wreck in the past year. One student took her own life and a fourth died of natural causes.

Steve Scudder with Friends of Caroline Hospice says the agency has been offering its services for about 10 years. He says the program has served about 150 students a year in 15 different schools in recent years.

Scudder says the help should be offered in all 31 district schools. Officials recently met with social workers at all the schools to discuss available services.

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Information from: The Beaufort Gazette, http://www.beaufortgazette.com

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