S'pore teen falls from height at St Joseph’s Institution, police suspects no foul play

He was conveyed to the hospital.

Syahindah Ishak | July 22, 2021, 05:19 PM

A teenager fell from height at St Joseph's Institution (SJI) on Thursday (July 22).

Police suspect no foul play

Responding to queries from Mothership, the police said that they received a call for assistance at 38 Malcolm Road at 11:39am on July 22.

A male teenager had "fallen from height", said police.

He was conscious when conveyed to the hospital.

The police do not suspect foul play.

School letter sent to parents and guardians

A school letter signed by SJI principal Adrian Danker was sent to parents and guardians on July 22.

The letter, which was seen by Mothership, said that there had been an "incident" in the school on the same day.

A student has been injured and has been transferred to the hospital, the letter wrote.

The letter also said the boy's parents are with him, and that the doctors are attending to him.

The letter added:

"As police investigations are currently ongoing, we are unable to provide more details.

Some of our students witnessed the incident. The SJI pastoral team and counsellors have attended to them and their wellbeing.

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We know you will also be concerned about your child’s well-being in view of this incident at this time.

We ask for your cooperation to look out for your child. Please inform his/ her FT if you observe that your child may be in distress or in need of any emotional or psychological support."

In the letter, parents and guardians were also urged to not share or post any photos or videos of the incident that their child could have taken or received.

"This is because the investigations are ongoing and we hope to respect the privacy of the affected boy and his family," the letter stated.

It added:

"I wish to reassure you that we will continue to care for our Josephians in our SJI community during this trying time and the additional SMMs (safe management measures). The school is here to support your child. If you have any concerns or feel that your child may be overwhelmed by this incident or is in need of support with regards to his/ her learning, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via their Form Tutors, HOLs, Deans or our school counsellors anytime.

We are here for you and your child. My staff and I seek your understanding and support at this time. Let us together keep each other and our injured Josephian in prayer. God bless."

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