Student jumps from school building in western Taiwan after incessant bullying

The school did little to ensure his protection, said relatives

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/25
By: Ryan Drillsma, Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter

Taichung Shuangshi Junior High School (Wikipedia image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A male student in Taichung jumped from a fourth floor classroom in his school building on Monday (April 22) after months of bullying, breaking both legs.

Although the boy remains in hospital following surgery, doctors confirmed he did not sustain life-threatening injuries and ought to fully recover.

A family member of the boy explained the situation in a post on the Baoliao Commune (爆料公社) Facebook group. She said despite numerous appeals to teachers and the student council unit at Shuangshi Junior High School, little was done to contain the verbal harassment he experienced every day.

The boy’s aunt told Taiwan News that a group of students had been tormenting him for his stature and appearance, had accused him of being homosexual and had accused he and his parents of “having AIDS.”    [FULL  STORY]

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