The Shanghai Daily reports yesterday that a senior at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science who was accused by his teacher of cheating in an English proficiency test was so distraught he jumped from the fifth floor of his school building. As a result:
The student, Zhang Meng, is now lying in an intensive care unit at No. 1 People’s Hospital in Songjiang District, the news Website, eastday.com, reported today.
His classmates said Zhang was accused of cheating in the final English examination and he tried to explain to the teacher, but came to nothing.
Zhang’s uncle told the Website that he suffered bone fracture in thigh, chest, pelvis, waist and may be paralyzed in the future.
The paper further adds that the university president has since visited Zhang in the hospital (as if he can do anything while the child is in ICU) but a school spokesman surnamed Yu (spokespeople in China never ever go by their full names) denied that the student had been accused of cheating. He said:
“Zhang’s English has always been poor but the teacher didn’t allege him of cheating.”
Shanghai Daily: Student jumps from 5th floor to prove innocent in English test
Eastday.com: 工技大学生英语考试后跳楼 未来可能瘫痪