Students sitting for exams have been voicing out their concerns with the hashtag “#SuaraPelajar” online. It appears that the pressure was just too much for one particular student.
A first day at SMK Petra Jaya, in Kuching yesterday (Wednesday, 20th January) turned tragic when a form 5 student from Kampung Tupong Batu jumped off from the 3rd floor of the school building.
“We learned that the student arrived at the school around 6:30am. He left his school bag in the classroom before jumping off the building. A few witnesses said he tried to commit suicide. However, we’re currently investigating this matter,” said Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail. He also informed that the boy is seeking treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital (HUS) and is in a stable condition.
When asked if he noticed anything unusual about his son, the father expressed his shock, adding that they were joking about his long hair when he dropped the boy at school before the incident. He later learned that his son had sent a text to a friend, expressing that he was “tired of this world” and didn’t want to live anymore.
Mental health is a serious issue and we sincerely hope that the kid is getting professional help.