At midnight on November 30, 2021, a 12th grade student at a high school in Liaocheng, Shandong, China named Tieu Phong (character’s name has been changed) committed the negative act of drinking insecticide. suicide grass. The male student was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment and was initially out of danger. Lying on the hospital bed, Tieu Phong said he regretted his foolish actions. But after half a month of struggling with severe pain, the male student passed away on December 15 from multiple failure due to pulmonary fibrosis.
Male student passed away after half a month of struggling with extreme pain
After Tieu Phong was unconscious and hospitalized, the family found a letter the male student wrote 4 days before taking the herbicide. It wasn’t a suicide note, it was written as a letter of apology. In the letter, Tieu Phong begged and begged her teacher to allow her to go back to school.
A week before, Tieu Phong was suspended from school for many rebellious acts at school. However, despite apologizing, admitting mistakes many times, and wondering when the punishment will end, the male student did not receive an answer from his teacher. While thinking about it, fearing that a long-term suspension would affect his university exam preparation, Tieu Phong committed suicide.
The male student’s mother then became extremely disgruntled and confirmed that the school’s apathetic, overly strict and unclear punishment had caused her son to have negative thoughts and was severely psychologically affected. Tieu Phong herself is in the process of studying for the university entrance exam. Male students expect to pass the medical school exam, so they are often stressed and under pressure. The family accuses the school’s treatment of Tieu Phong as the reason why he can’t stand it anymore and finds a way to get rid of it.
Around the beginning of November, the homeroom teacher called Tieu Phong’s parents to school and said that she often refused to obey the discipline, causing disorder in the class, and at the same time, her school results were also declining. During the meeting, the male student’s English teacher incidentally also came and reported some problems of criticism. This made Tieu Phong feel very embarrassed, so he angrily stabbed the English teacher with a compass. Because of his brawl with the teacher, he received an immediate suspension from school.
Tieu Phong’s mother said that her son only stabbed him with a ballpoint pen, not a sharp object like a compass, and she also stopped him immediately so no injury to the teacher. However, the school took the matter seriously and gave a very heavy punishment to Tieu Phong. After his son committed suicide, the parents asked to watch the video monitoring the incident and the wound on the hand of the English teacher, but the school refused. Currently, the family is still actively fighting and demanding that the school be responsible for Tieu Phong’s death.
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The top story has caused public opinion to be divided into two fiercely debated factions. Many people think that the school has the right to discipline students, but the form of discipline also needs to be moderate and reasonable. The purpose of discipline is for students to recognize their own mistakes and correct them, not for them to suffer or fear excessively. In the eyes of teachers, it may be a small thing, but for students, it can be a huge hurt.
In addition, many people said that Tieu Phong was inherently depressed and had poor mental health before. Vulnerability, along with the huge pressure of the university entrance exam, was the main reason why the boy passed away in such an unfortunate way.