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Teenager recognized for talking friend out of suicide

At a ceremony yesterday at the State Police Training Academy, State Police Troopers and others received awards for service and demonstrating exceptional service in the line of duty.  A Nonnewaug High School student was presented with the Commissioner's Recognition Award.  Danielle Wildman was on “Facetime” with a friend when the fellow Woodbury classmate suddenly took out a loaded handgun, held it up to her head and made statements such as “I can’t do this anymore.”  Danielle tried to calm her friend down and convince her that she had a lot of things to live for.  She eventually convinced her friend to move the gun from her head and put it away.  Danielle reported the incident to the school social worker who took immediate steps to ensure the safety of the student.