A 14-year-old junior high school student in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, died after being hit by a train on Monday afternoon after attending a behavior guidance meeting with teachers at his school, police said Tuesday.
According to authorities, on Monday afternoon at about 4 p.m., the boy was told his parents were going to be contacted about his behavior. "I don't want you to call them," he was quoted as saying by one teacher. He was then left alone in a room to reflect on his behavior.
His parents were called to the school but when they looked in on him at around 5:40 p.m. they found that he had left the premises without his belongings. Around 50 minutes later, the boy was struck by a train on a railway line two kilometers southeast of his school.
Police said they have not yet determined whether the boy's death was an accident or a suicide.© Compiled from news reports