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Boy in critical condition after apparently jumping from building

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A junior high school boy was in a coma on Tuesday after he was found lying on the ground in front of the apartment building where he lives in Tokyo on Monday night. Police believe the boy jumped.

According to police, a passerby called 119 at 11:50 p.m. Monday to report that the body of a boy was lying on the ground in front of the apartment building in Shinagawa Ward. The boy was rushed to hospital.

The boy lives with his parents who were asleep at the time, Fuji TV reported.

Monday was the last day of the extended Golden Week holiday break and Tuesday was the first day back at school.

Suicides by children surge just after holiday periods such as spring and summer vacations, becoming a major social issue.

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Suicides by children surge just after holiday periods such as spring and summer vacations,

So, what does this tell you? Obviously, many children dread and fear returning to school and choose death instead. Doesn’t paint a very pretty picture of the education system, does it?

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Police believe the boy jumped.

What's that meant to mean? Does it have any official significance? I suspect we all believe the boy jumped, but we also know we could be wrong.

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This is so sad.

There ought to be some teachings in school about

alternatives. Ending your life is permanent.

Why why why do kids think there is no other way?

TALK to someone. TALK to someone.

Your life means something, even if you don't see it, or believe it.

I pray he survives and goes on to find a better life.

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That study about correlation between suicides and school calendar is universal thing, similar studies in the US show the same phenomenon.

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So was he mentally unstable, or did the system run him into the ground?

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Police believe the boy jumped.

From what floor?

Why did he jump?

Just another day for an indifferent police

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