MALACCA:A Form Five student at SMK Seri Kota, Banda Hilir here, jumped to her death in front of horrified teachers and schoolmates yesterday morning.
Sally Lee Qian Chun, 17, from Bukit Katil here, was attending her Chemistry lessons on the first floor of the school's Block C when she rushed out of the classroom.
A senior teacher, who declined to be identified, said Lee then ran up to the second floor and climbed onto a ledge.
"She stood on the ledge facing a classroom and then fell backwards," said the teacher.
The 9.15am incident saw teachers and students screaming in horror. It was also witnessed by students from another block.
"Many of us saw it happening but no one could do anything as it happened so quickly."
Lee was a Science Stream student and did not have any problems in school.
"She was a good student."
Lee, the eldest of three children, had posted on her Facebook page that the recent Chinese New Year celebrations would be her last.
She made that posting using her profile name, "Saline Lee Chun", on Jan 15, which received a reply asking why she had said that.
"You will know after the Chinese New Year," she had replied.
In an earlier post dated Jan 11, the victim had expressed her sadness when a person she loved did not feel the same towards her.
Melaka Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Salehhudin Abd Rahman ruled out foul play and said the victim died from serious head injuries.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, who visited the school and the victim's family yesterday, expressed his condolences and said the state government would bear the cost of her funeral.
Lee's father is said to be a businessman while her mother is a housewife. She has two younger brothers.
What is going on with our teenagers today? Taking your own life when your love is not return? What about the people around you - families, friends or relatives who loves you unconditionally? Have you ever think about their feeling when you taking such action?
This is a message to all of us. We must do something. Teenagers out there...PLEASE. If you have a problem talk to your family, teachers, friends or someone you can trust before it's too late. Think before you do something. Do you want to leave behind peoples that loves you unconditionally devastated?