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Schools to Ban Suicide Sites

Amur region schools largely ignored the order to close access to web sites listing ways to commit suicide, a spokesman for the regional Prosecutor General's Office said Monday, Interfax reported.

A regionwide check is set to end in March, but preliminary results showed that students at seven schools in the local town of Belogorsk could access suicide sites, including one detailing 150 ways to take your own life, the spokesman said.

Teachers at Belogorsk schools faced unspecified disciplinary sanctions over the incident, and web filters were installed on school computers, the report said.

Amur prosecutors cracked down on suicide web sites after three teenagers killed themselves in the region within the last three months, Interfax said.


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