A hike in troubling student behaviors at Coeur d’Alene School District middle and high schools is prompting a cry for more counselors.

Trustee Dave Eubanks has advocated for more counselors during discussions at school board meetings.

“We have had a very worrisome number of suicides and suicide attempts in recent years,” Eubanks said Wednesday. He guessed most of them happened at the middle schools, but some at the high schools as well.

Current counselors, board members and administration said they all want to see a better environment for counselors so they can focus more on students and their social and emotional needs.

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