A school in Thailand has apologized for the death of a 13-year-old boy after his teacher forced him to do 100 squat jumps as punishment for not doing his homework.
The boy, whose name has been withheld, fell ill on Aug. 31 and was rushed to the hospital on Sept. 2 before he returned to school on the following day, according to his uncle, Pramot Eiamsuksai, via The Nation.
Upon returning to class, the boy’s teacher insisted he should be punished even though he had adequate reasons for not completing his assignments. He was forced to do 100 squat jumps.
However, the student became ill again on Sept. 4, and his parents told him to rest early. The boy did not wake up on Saturday, and doctors believe he died in his sleep at around 3 a.m. from cardiac malfunction.
It is unclear what the boy’s condition or his illness was before he went back to school.
The school, which has not been named, reportedly reached out to the boy’s family and apologized for what happened. They also took responsibility for his death. An investigation into the school’s actions has not been announced.