Waiting For a Dial Tone

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At first glance, Emmett is not unlike many small towns in Idaho. But 2012 has been anything by typical there. In late January, Potter's Funeral Chapel on Emmett's Main Street held the bodies of two young men--both victims of suicide. One--a 15-year-old freshman at Emmett High School--picked up a gun at 7 a.m. on Jan. 23 and ended his own life. His death rocked the community, which was already struggling with a previous suicide, just two days earlier, a young adult male.

A few days after the death of the Emmett High School student, a joint press release was issued by the Emmett Police Department, Gem County Sheriff's Department, the Gem County Prosecuting Attorney and the Emmett School District:

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