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Boy dies after 100 squat punishment, school apologises to the family

Caitlin Ashworth

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A student died sometime after being forced to do jump squats as punishment for not doing his homework. The school has ‘apologised’ to the family and said they take responsibility for the death.

The 13 year old boy was sick for about a week and was even checked in to the hospital before going back to school last Thursday, according to the boy’s uncle Pramot Eiamsuksai. Even though the student had been ill, the teacher punished the student for not doing his homework and forced him to do 100 jump squats.

The boy immediately fell sick again the next day and his parents told him to get some rest. He didn’t wake up the following morning. Doctors suspect the boy had a cardiac malfunction sometime and died in the early morning hours. It’s unclear if the physical exertion contributed to the boy’s death. The school contacted the family today to apologise.

The school has not been named in the media at this stage. If it comes to hand we will update the story.

Last month, a student died after a punishment during cheerleading practice at Phuket’s Rajabhat University. The girl was forced to run laps for making mistakes during practice, but she collapsed before she could finish. The autopsy report says she died from heart failure with lack of oxygen to the brain for 16 minutes. Doctors also report a lung hemorrhage which caused nasal and oral bleeding. The student who forced the girl to run laps was charged with fatal recklessness.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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14 Comments

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    sam thompson

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    These types of punishments are outrageous and disgusting…..should not be tolerated or allowed in any school system….some serious action needs to be taken against those responsible and they need to be held to account.

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      rinky stingpiece

      Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      I agree, it looks like manslaughter, I suspect most farang parents would make more than sure the most serious action possible followed anything like this.
      Children go to school for education not torture.

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        Florian Kluge

        Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:12 am

        I’m sure this was an accident. Doubt there are schools wanting to kill their students on purpose.

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    mick

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    100 throwing knifes (each) into the responsible teacher. there’s no apologize for killing a child!

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    Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    No sense.

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Sorry is not good enough – fifteen years in a Thai prison for killing a child is.
    When is the world going to realise that Thais are rotten corrupt barbarian peasants, and should be shunned in the civilised world.
    All they will get is a slap on the wrist. They will no even lose their jobs!.

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      Florian Kluge

      Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:16 am

      We don’t need more mobs in the world. Let’s survive covid first.

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    Dom Robson

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Name & shame both school & teacher involved!!

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    dinesh m

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    parents dont look into the school system. one thing i have noticed is that kids are exposed to loud sounds thru the pa system the entire day. exposure to excessively loud sounds can lead to tinitus eventually.

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      Terry

      Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:11 am

      I had to clog both of my ears with toilet paper to tone down the excessive PA system of one Kalasin school I taught at last year. The PA was earth shattering. Now I have tinittus that began about six months ago, at about the same time Covid started. Can’t say if that particular school is responsible, probably a bit of everything, the ridiculously loud motorbikes, screaming PA’s in shopping centres, it all adds up.

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    Simon

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    I can imagine it now – “er, yea, soz!”

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    Florian Kluge

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for helping getting the family getting some justified money through the fourth estate. I hope the school has good lawyers so this won’t happen again in the future.

    ,
    “What is more barbarous than to see a nation […] where justice is lawfully denied him, that hath not wherewithall [sic] to pay for it; and that this merchandize hath so great credit, that in a politicall government there should be set up a fourth estate [tr. French: quatriesme estat (old orthography), quatrième état (modern)] of Lawyers, breathsellers and pettifoggers […].

    — Michel de Montaigne, in the translation by John Florio, 1603

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      Florian Kluge

      Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:06 am

      *Thanks everyone for supporting the family 😉

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    James Pate

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Disgraceful. This teacher must be sent to prison. Maybe that would deter others.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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