A 14-year-old girl was in hospital with serious injuries Thursday night after she fell more than 8 meters to the ground at her public junior high school in Mie Prefecture.
According to the school and the Yokkaichi City Board of Education, the second-grade student was spotted standing on the ledge on the third floor at around 10.40 a.m, after second period had finished. Teachers and students tried to persuade her to climb back in, but the girl said she was sorry and fell to the ground, fracturing her spine and pelvis. She was rushed to hospital where she is in a stable condition, and her injuries are expected to take two months to heal.
The girl had handed a note to one of her classmates just before heading out to the corridor, which thanked her for being her friend.
The principal of the school said the girl had never spoken with staff about any issues, and said they will question her classmates to help determine the reason behind her suicide attempt.© News reports