Things really does happen when you least expect it these days.
A 15-year-old student reportedly took his own life by hanging from a ceiling fan in his parents’ house in Taman Klang Utama, Klang, on Wednesday, October 4, at about 1.40 pm after he was expelled from school due to disciplinary problems.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, the parents of the teenager was called to his school to see his teachers. The parents were then informed that their son would be expelled for several disciplinary problems including threatening schoolmates.
Come on, the boy turned into a bully at school, in a way, he somehow asked for it (being expelled). But even if he got expelled, it’s not the end of the world, he still can enroll in another school.
According to The Star, the family arrived home at about 1 pm, the boy was said to have gone upstairs to his room.
But when the boy didn’t come back down after a while. his mother got worried and went upstairs to check on him. To her surprise, she found her son hanging from the ceiling fan.
North Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mazelan Paijan said that a post-mortem confirmed the cause of death by hanging and that no foul play was involved.
Dato’ Sri Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim, The Women, Family and Community Development Minister, proposed to the Education Ministry that suspension from school to be replaced with rehabilitation or transition classes to help troubled students.
Her proposal for the rehab class came after the Keramat tahfiz fire tragedy.
According to Rohani, she believes that Malaysian school authorities should not expel problematic students when professional school counselors are available to assist them.
Rohani was quoted by NST,
“By expelling them from school, these kids become misfits in society. Who is going to help them? Some of the parents that I’ve met don’t even know that their kids are out of school. These problem kids would wear their school uniform everyday and pretend to go to school, deceiving their parents.”
The matter has been brought to the cabinet meeting and hoped the education ministry would pay attention to the proposal.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased teen.