Junior high school boy leaps to death from condo in Sapporo
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Sep 06
A junior high school student leaped to his death from his condominium here, leaving a note saying he was "bullied," police said.
The 12-year-old student at a municipal junior high school was found collapsed in front of his condo in Shiroishi Ward, Sapporo, shortly after 7 a.m. on Sept. 5. He was rushed to hospital but died shortly afterwards. Hokkaido Prefectural Police officials suspect that he committed suicide after a note saying he wanted to die due to bullying was found.
Upon receiving a request from his bereaved family, the Sapporo Municipal Board of Education conducted an emergency questionnaire on all students at his school and interviewed some 85 students, including his classmates.
According to education board officials and sources close to the investigation, the suicide note was apparently scribbled on his student handbook and contained descriptions about bullying and a message to his elder brother and younger sister, saying, "Thank you."
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