11 Year-old Dead in Suspected Suicide

A fifth-grade boy is suspected to have jumped from a fourth-floor window of an elementary school in Taipei City this morning. The 11 year-old was rushed to hospital unconscious, but declared dead around 2 hours later.

According to Apple Daily, the boy with the family name Shen had quarreled with his parents over the use of a cellphone last night. His mother took him to school at 11:00am, but he didn’t go to his classroom, and at around 11:45 fell from the window of an unused classroom on the 4th floor of Sanmin Elementary School. Shen was found on a platform on the second floor with a serious injury to the back of his head.

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