Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Third-Grader Found Hanging

- Local 6/ TV

PHILADELPHIA -- A third-grader at a Philadelphia public school was found hanging on a hook in a coatroom closet Tuesday, and police aren't yet sure exactly what happened. Sources told WCAU-TV in Philadelphia that the 9-year-old boy is in intensive care at St. Christopher's Hospital.

School officials and Philadelphia police are trying to find out if his hanging was an accident or if it was intentional. The boy attends Samuel Pennypacker School in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. local6.com is withholding the child's name because the circumstances surrounding his injuries are still sketchy. According to the Philadelphia public schools chief executive officer, Paul Vallas, about 9:30 a.m. a teacher sent the boy to the closet to hang up his coat.

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How could this not be intentional? I feel bad for this kid. Could it be a bully?