Sunday, November 3, 2013

Teacher Tells Student To Jump Off Roof

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Ten-Year-Old Student Jumps To His Death On Teacher’s Orders

Jun Jun Death

A student in China jumped to his death from the 30th floor window of a building after being told to do so by his teacher.  The student, Jun Jun, aged 10, was previously asked by his teacher to write a 1000-character letter apologizing for talking during class.

His teacher, Miss Chen, would have been most surprised to find the boy’s attempt at an apology letter scrawled in one of his text books.

He wrote: “Teacher, I can’t do it.” As well as, “I flinched several times when I tried to jump from the building.”

The child fell straight onto a parked car in the Jinjiang district, where he lived with his family. The boy was an only child as is common in China due to the strict one-child policies in place there.

Jun Jun’s parent have initiated a campaign by hanging a banner outside the school which the child attended. The banner reads: “The teacher forced our kid to jump off the building.”

An official from the Jinjaing district refused to give away any details about the action being taken by the police in China saying simply: “The police investigation is still under way.”

In statements released on the Sina Weibo website, China’s equivalent of Twitter, the school said that Jun Jun and a few of his classmates had been told to write long reviews of their behavior during a speaking competition which they disturbed.
The school’s official Sina Weibo account said that the child died “by accident.”

The incident occurred due to China’s strict cultural values when it comes to the relationship between teachers and their students as well as the high expectations and pressure put on children in the school system there.

It remains to be seen what action will be taken against the female teacher in China who told the boy to go and jump from a building; the investigation is ongoing.