Third student dies after falling from school building

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A 14-year-old boy died from a school building on Thursday night (10 November), the third high school student to die this way in Muang district in the past six months.

Police have sealed off the scene where a schoolboy was found dead, believed to have been killed in a fall from the nearby nine-story building of Boonwattana School in Nakhon Ratchasima. Photo: Prasit Tangprasert/Bangkok Post

The boy’s body was discovered on the ground next to a nine-story building at Boonwattana School in Tambon Hua Thale around 8:40 p.m., reports Bangkok Post.

A teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity said the boy was in grade 9 and had a good academic record. His school bag was found on the fifth floor of the building and his shoes on the sixth floor.

Earlier Thursday evening (November 10), his parents had asked people on social media to help them find their son. The boy had been missing since about 5 p.m. Thursday, when his father normally picked him up and brought him home.

His heartbroken mother said through her tears that her son stayed with her husband in Muang District. She lived in her native neighborhood of Khon Buri.

On August 15, a 16-year-old schoolboy fell from the sixth floor of a building at Ratchasima Witthayalai School in Muang District.

On May 31, an 8th grade schoolgirl fell from the eighth floor of a building at Suranari Witthaya School in Kuang District.

Education officials suspected depression as the cause of both cases.

In response, education authorities in Nakhon Ratchasima ordered safety checks in schools and asked psychologists to train teachers and counsel students on how to deal with depression.

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