3 Family and friends in Clay County .. are grieving over the loss of a 15-year-old student who took his own life Tuesday evening. This is the second teenage suicide in Clay County this month. The school district is making grief counselors available for both students and teachers -- for as long as they're needed. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell spoke with the Clay county school superintendent .. and is joining us LIVE from the newsroom with more on these two tragedies. Elizabeth. 3 3 Charlie Van Zant says Clay County is relatively small -- everyone knows everyone -- he says because of that this tragedy is harder because so many people know this teenager and his family -- but he also thinks that will help the family - as they try to come to grips with their loss. 3 00-0410-1529-341:50 -1:55SOT - 0929 anytime something like this happens we just want to support the family and the students that knew our studentTRACK - Clay County superintendent Charlie Van Zant says it's tough -- but the community will get through it together.The death of a 15-year-old student is the second suicide the district has dealt with just this month. Lyle Bandy is the Director of Student Services and says the district's crisis intervention team is always ready to respond if needed.SOT - 2155 its not just students teachers take these things very hard as well so you have conversations based on how we gauged the students on that morning if the principal feels we need the crisis team were more than happy to respondPRE PRO - Alarming statistics from the Jason Foundation, a suicide prevention organization, show suicide among teens is way too common. It's the second leading cause of death for ages 10 to 24. Each day in our nation there are an average of 5,400 suicide attempts by young people grades 7 through twelve and four out of five teens who attempt suicide showed clear warning signs. TRACK - Bandy says parents should ALWAYS look for those warning signs --PRE PRO 2 - Take note if your child's demeanor changes or if they start hanging out with a different group of friends. Something could be wrong if your student's typically good grades begin to go downhill, or if they start looking for excuses to stay home from school. Most importantly Bandy says parents should always have a relationship with their child's teachers.SOT - 2010ish teachers are in tune of what kids are experiencing on a regular basis and sometimes students are more comfortable talking to their teachers than their parentsTRACK - Senior Blake Richardson says it's been hard on students, but they're leaning on each other. SOT - 2923 i guess try and stick together and try to be there for each other so they can get past it 3 Something else the district hopes will be positive for their students is a new program starting next year will place incoming freshman in Clay County with a group of about 250 students in their school. That group will be assigned a specific guidance counselor, assistant principal and teachers -- so that way the students can build close relationships with 8 to 10 key adults at school.