Suicidal student sues his counsellor
Aformer student is suing his university and its counsellor for $12 million each because he believes they didn’t do enough to stop his suicide attempts. The Roanoke Times reports that a lawsuit filed this week by Kionte Burnette accuses Washington and Lee University, and counsellor Rallie Snowden, of negligence.
It says that after Burnette told Snowden he planned to jump off a bridge, the counsellor told him to attend his classes and football practice and then spend the night at the campus health centre.
Snowden followed up several times that day by text and phone, making Burnette promise not to hurt himself.
He did so anyway and attempted suicide twice.
The lawsuit says: “The care and treatment which Snowden provided to Burnette deviated from the