A 17-year-old girl in Daegu killed herself yesterday by jumping off of a building. The fifth floor of the building contains the study room where she often went after school. She left behind a three-page note in her bedroom which blames her death on bullying and violence at school, and mentions how she had been treated for self-cutting. This brings to 9 the number of students in Daegu who have attempted suicide via jumping this year, with 7 having died.
However, the Daegu Office of Education put out the statement that “this student was at the top her class and appears to have chosen suicide for personal reasons… it is completely unconnected to school violence.”