A 16-year-old high school student committed suicide on Tuesday, hanging himself from the ceiling at his home in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, school officials said Thursday. The student blamed seven classmates whose names he wrote on a note, the officials said.
According to the officials, the boy was found hanging by his father on Tuesday afternoon. The father also found the note with the seven names. It said: “I have been verbally and physically insulted and harassed. I am mentally exhausted.”
School officials told media that they have not yet been able to confirm details of the bullying and said they will pursue the matter after a term exam on Saturday.