Teen jumps off building in Tuguegarao City
BAYOMBONG, NUEVA VIZCAYA—A senior high school student allegedly leapt to her death from a school building in Tuguegarao City on Tuesday morning (Mar. 20), police said.
The 17-year-old Grade 11 student of FL Vargas College supposedly jumped off the fourth floor of the school’s main building after completing the morning’s first class period.
In a recent Facebook post, the victim hinted she was going through turbulent times: “Nasa point na ako ng life na kahit gaano kashit yung nangyayari sakin, ngiti ko na lang palagi yung sagot ko sa mga tao (I have come to a point in life when I reply to everything with a smile despite the bad things happening to me).”
This is the second case in a week of an apparent suicide involving high school teenagers in Cagayan province.
On Wednesday (Mar. 14), an 18-year-old male hung himself in Maraburab village in Alcala town allegedly over anxieties about not graduating from senior high school.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Center for Mental Health hotline at 0917-899-USAP (8727); (02) 7-989-USAP; or 1553 (landline to landline, toll-free).
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