Video: Chinese school principal pulls back girl as she tries to commit suicide
A school principal has rescued a student who was preparing to jump from a 17-storey building.Updated: Sep 13, 2017 14:18 IST
A school principal in China’s Guizhou province stopped a student from jumping off a 17-storey building as she stood at the edge of the roof, a video showed.
The girl earlier told firefighters to back off as they responded to an emergency call.
Shanghaiist reported that the girl was “severely depressed”.
In a similar incident in Taiwan recently, a schoolgirl jumped to her death before police officials could rescue her.
High suicide rates among the youth in China are blamed on pressure to perform well at school in a country where the education system places great emphasis on grades.
First Published: Sep 13, 2017 14:18 IST