In China, principal of a school stopped a girl from taking her own life. When she was about to jump from a 17-story building in Duyun, Guizhou, he grabbed her before she could do so.
The firefighters arrived at the spot and climbed to the rooftop in an attempt to stop her from jumping off, but the middle school girl told them to back away.
Shanghaiist stated that the girl was “severely depressed” that even her own friends and family failed to convince her not to jump.
Then, the school principal with his quick thinking seized the perfect opportunity to save the girl by fearlessly latching onto the girl’s uniform before it was too late. He managed to lift the girl and pull her back to safety.
Earlier, in September, same kind of incident happened in Taiwan. But, unluckily, the incident ended in tragedy as the schoolgirl jumped to her death long before the police could manage to save her.
According to the reports, the main reasons for the increasing number of suicide attempts among students in China is the overwhelming academic pressure they endure in school. In Hong Kong, some concerned parents suggested that schools should limit the study time of students in order to relieve them from too much academic pressure.
According to South China Morning Post, about 90% of parents and students who participated in a student suicide prevention survey said schools should implement “standard study hours.”
Majority of the respondents also preferred the standard time for studying to be at a maximum of seven hours or less per day. Lai Pak-yin, spokesman of the Civil Alliance for Student Suicide Prevention, said some students study so much that they no longer have time to talk to their parents.
Watch the grand rescue here: