15-Year-Old Boy Hanged Himself To Death After Being Expelled From School

The incident happened in Taman Klang Utama, Klang.

Cover image via The News Minute

A 15-year-old student was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his parents' house in Taman Klang Utama, Klang.
He was expelled from school due to disciplinary problems.

According to a report in The Star Online, the incident happened on Wednesday, 4 October, at about 1.40pm, when the boy's mother went to check on him in his room.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, the student and his parents had gone to his school to see his teachers

At the school, the parents were informed that their son would be expelled for several disciplinary problems including threatening schoolmates.

They came back home at about 1pm, following which the boy was said to have gone upstairs to his room, reported The Star Online.

However, when the boy didn't come back down after a while, the mother went to check on him upstairs. That's when she found him hanging from the ceiling fan.

Police have ruled out foul play

North Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mazelan Paijan said no foul play was involved and a post-mortem confirmed the cause of death by hanging, reported The Malay Mail Online.

A few days ago, Dato' Sri Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim had proposed that suspension from school be replaced with rehabilitation or transition classes to help troubled students

The Women, Family and Community Development Minister had proposed to the Education Ministry that all problematic school kids should not be expelled from school and should instead be put in a special rehab class handled by school counsellors.

Her proposal had come in the wake of the Keramat tahfiz fire tragedy.

She had said that Malaysian school authorities should not expel their problem students when professional school counsellors are available to assist them.

"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 every day and pretend to go to school, deceiving their parents," NST Online quoted her as saying.

Rohani added that the matter was brought to the cabinet meeting and hoped the education ministry would pay attention to the proposal.

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