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Student at the hospital after “falling from a height” at the institution of St. Joseph

Institution of St. Joseph. (SCREENCAP: Google Maps Streetview)

Institution of St. Joseph. (SCREENCAP: Google Maps Streetview)

SINGAPORE – A male teenager was taken to hospital on Thursday (July 22) after a “fall from a height” at St Joseph’s Institution (SJI), police said.

The boy was conscious when he was taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Police said they received a call for assistance around 11:40 a.m. on Malcolm 38th Street, where the high school campus is located, and added that they do not suspect there is a dirty game.

In a statement to the media, an SJI spokesman said one of his students had fallen from a height in a common area after the break at 11.30am. An ambulance was called. He contacted his parents and they are now with the boy.

“The boy has received medical treatment and is being cared for to be monitored.”

In a letter to the parents and guardians of Father Rev. Adrian Danker who saw Yahoo Singapore News, the SJI director said the pastoral team and SJI counselors have attended to the students who witnessed the incident.

He urged parents and guardians to inform teachers if their children show signs of distress or need psychological or emotional support.

Father Danker also urged them not to post or share any photos or videos of the incident or the injured student that their children may have taken.

He added, “I want to reassure you that we will continue to care for our Josephites in our SJI community during this difficult time and the additional SMMs. The school is here to support your child.”

If you feel anxious, you can call the SOS hotline 24 hours a day at 1800 221 4444. You can also send an email to pat@sos.org.sg.

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