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Boy in critical condition after falling from 4th floor of school building

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An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after he apparently fell from the 4th floor of a school building in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.

According to police, a teacher saw the boy lying unconscious at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday on the ground outside a building at the school in Saiwai Ward of Kawasaki city, TBS reported. He was rushed to the hospital where he remained unconscious on Thursday, police said.

A Kawasaki City Board of Education spokesperson said that prior to the incident, the boy had a lengthy discussion with his homeroom teacher concerning problems with his homework, and then ran out in a fit of rage to a nearby restroom.

Police said he might have jumped from the 4th floor after that.

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2 ( +2 / -0 )

the boy have issues..

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

This boy sounds like he belongs in a mental institute not in a public school!!

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Is this boy crazy??

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

in a mental institute not in a public school!

that's a thin line. What's normal?

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prior to the incident, the boy had a lengthy discussion with his homeroom teacher concerning problems with his homework, and then ran out in a fit of rage to a nearby restroom.

I believe that sentence sums it all up very clearly... He may have considered the "lengthy discussion" a form of "bullying". People don't just "fall" from restroom windows and "suicide" seems to be a "fashion" over here (at least, for those considering themselves "bullied"...)

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I would propose the following scenario.

Very intelligent boy is bullied by his classmates for being too clever, so he decides to sabotage his own grades to fit in by not doing his homework.

Teacher then yells at him and bullies him for not doing his homework and his sliding grades.

Boy decides, "I can't win." and commits suicide.

Sadly an all-too-common pattern.

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Different kids have different needs, as teachers, they need to do their job in addressing learning needs.

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Sounds like a suicide attempt by the boy.

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No matter what the reason for the boy falling, this is a sad story on too many levels.

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The pressure put on kids by parents to achieve highest grades can be overwhelming. Couple that with a personal issue (Bullying, the death of a close friend, or other troubles at home) can lead to depression. Of course I'm speculating. No one can know the problems this kid was having. Not being able to properly identify the issues and deal with it properly is the fault of the adults around him. Readers thinking the boy was insane is so closed minded.

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he must not have known the dangers of jumping from a four story building.

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I hate to sound mean or callous but it seems that recent generations of kids just don't have the balls, toughness, wherewithal as kids did back in the 1960's and 70's when I grew up. Sounds like this little kid had a tempertantrum and just jumped out the window instead of just suckin it up like in the old days.

Society and social media has basically raised a generation of little wimpy cry babies.

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The teacher 'spoke' to him about homework? I've seen this 'speaking' in action and it's not pretty. Belittling and abusing a kid is the norm for 'speaking' with a teacher. I have no doubt this kid jumped due to the verbal abuse and belittling he copped from his homeroom teacher for not being able to complete the impossible amounts of homework given to kids in this country.

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The ChronicNov. 07, 2013 - 10:26PM JST Sounds like this little kid had a tempertantrum and just jumped out the window instead of just suckin it up like in the old days.

Actually child suicide rates have decreased per 100 000 over the last three decades. I don't have statistics as far back as the 1960's and 70's, but I'm prepared to place good money on the trend being downward.

Society and social media has basically raised a generation of little wimpy cry babies.

You're mistaken. Kids today manage to juggle an incredibly complex life filled with homework that would have made your brain run out your ears at the same age, studying until late at night at cram schools (I don't approve, but I acknowledge the reality), and balance not only their real social life, but also an increasingly vicious virtual life where there is an increasing perception that it is okay to be cruel and unkind on the internet.

... and I see that you've adapted magnificently well to the last part, just goes to show that old dogs can learn new tricks... just not always the right or nice ones.

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It's so hard to be a kid today. Hope he recovers.

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Frungy is right. Nostalgia is not proof of a better time.

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When I was 11 years old the thought of jumping from the 4th floor of a building never crossed my mind no matter how badly my teacher or parented scolded me. It is very tragic that this boy felt that doing so was the answer to his problems. I hope he recovers and receives the proper mental health treatment he needs.

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elbuda mexicano: Is this boy crazy??

I'd ask if you intended that to sound as nasty as it does but from other posts of yours I'm just going to jump to conclusions and say you did.

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Its akways been hard to be a kid but now most Japanese families are really messed up!! Disfunctional! Borh parents working, no grandoarents to keep an eye on the grand kids, most neighbors do not even know the names of the neigborhood kids etc...so maybe I am wrong?? Maybe they do have it harder than in the SHOWA era??

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