Stu­dent at­tempts sui­cide af­ter teacher’s crit­i­cism

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

A 13-year-old stu­dent in Chenggu county drank pes­ti­cide in an at­tempt to com­mit sui­cide on May 19 af­ter be­ing crit­i­cized by his teacher, Huashang Daily re­ported on Thurs­day. The stu­dent was asked to write a con­fes­sion of his wrong­do­ing af­ter be­ing ab­sent from school for two days. He did, but his con­fes­sion was re­jected by his teacher, who asked him to re­write it. The stu­dent be­came so de­pressed that he bought a bot­tle of pes­ti­cide and drank it on May 14.

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