A 14-year-old boy sustained major injuries after jumping from the 4th floor of a school building in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.
Police and school officials said Monday that the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. on Sunday at Takamatsu North Prefectural Junior High School, Fuji TV reported Tuesday.
Speaking at a news conference on Monday, school officials said the boy went missing during soccer club practice on Sunday afternoon. At around 3 p.m., an assistant counselor saw the boy getting ready to jump from the fourth floor and urged him to come back inside. The boy replied, "I'm sorry," before climbing over the handrail and jumping. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition, police said.
According to the school, no evidence has been confirmed regarding any bullying or physical abuse, Fuji reported. However, not long before the incident, the soccer club coach had been seen verbally reprimanding the boy.
In a similar incident last June, another student jumped to his death at the same school.© Japan Today