A 16-year-old high school boy who committed suicide in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, may have been bullied, school officials said Thursday.
The boy, who was a member of the baseball club at Sogo Gijutsu High School, had told his parents that he wanted to quit the club on the day before he killed himself, NTV reported. The boy hanged himself at his home sometime before 6:30 a.m. in Feb 24.
The school's baseball team is quite famous for its outstanding performance in the Spring National Invitational High School Baseball Tournament.
The school's headmistress told reporters that earlier this month, the boy's belongings from his locker were found strewn about when he came to school after being absent the previous day. He told his parents that he had been harassed by other baseball club members about his absence.
Baseball club members have admitted bullying the boy, NTV reported.© Japan Today