A Chinese elementary school girl unsuccessfully tried to end her life by jumping from the 15th story of her building because she hadn’t finished all her homework.
A shocking video
was released on Chinese social media showing the girl sitting from her 15th floor of a residential building in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, China, dangling her feet from the ledge before maneuvering herself into a position where she could fall.
Eventually, she let go, plunging to what she believed would be her death.
Luckily, she survived, landing on an air cushion that had been placed there by worried rescuers below. She sustained an injury to her ear but otherwise was unharmed.
According to Shanghaiist via Medium
, the girl’s mother later revealed that the 6th grader had been stressed out due to school. She was supposed to return to school the next day and she hadn’t finished all the homework she was supposed to do over winter break.