Singaporean Primary School Teacher Commits Suicide After Complaints From Parents
A 44 year old Singaporean man who was working in Taiwan as an English teacher in a primary school committed suicide after allegedly receiving complaints from parents. According to Chinatimes, the man jumped off the 15th floor of the building he lived in at around 12.33am on December 8. He landed on a white car and was found trapped between the driver’s seat and the dented roof with multiple fractures and blood all over his body. Though he was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, he was pronounced dead at 3am. The incident took place at Gushan District, Kaohsiung, a port city in Taiwan. While reports initially stated that he had been dismissed from his teaching position due to parents complaining about the way he handled his students, the school clarified that they although they had received complaints about him, he had not been let go. According to Yahoo Taiwan, the man had sent a final message to his Taiwanese wife that said “愛你一生一世” which roughly translates to “I will love you forever”. They had been married for several years and had moved to Kaohsiung from Singapore just a few months ago.