Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death ‘on teacher’s order’

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SummaryThe teacher allegedly told him to jump out of a building after he failed to complete the task, the report quoted relatives and neighbour as saying.

A 10-year-old Chinese boy jumped 30 floors to his death after failing to write a self-criticism letter demanded by his teacher, state media reported Thursday.

The fifth-grade primary school student had been ordered to write a 1,000-character apology by his teacher for talking in class, China National Radio reported on its website, citing a neighbour.

The teacher allegedly told him to jump out of a building after he failed to complete the task, the report quoted relatives and neighbour as saying.

“Teacher, I can’t do it,” was found written in one of his textbooks, CNR said. “I flinched several times when I tried to jump from the building.”

The child smashed into a parked car beneath the flat where his family live, the West China City News reported.

“Investigation is still under way,” an official said.

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