A “bullied” 14-year-old schoolboy died on Monday afternoon after laying down on the tracks and was killed by a train.
Sam Connor, a student of Salesian School in the UK was reportedly being bully at school and would sit alone in the playground at break time. Before the tragedy, the little boy passed his phone and school bag to his classmates, laid down on the tracks and was struck at 4 p.m. on Monday at Chertsey station.
Horrified classmate screamed: “I saw it, I saw it” witnessing the incident. More than 50 children and adults from the Roman Catholic school Salesian were believed to have been standing on the platform, according to The Sun UK.
Police was called to usher them away from the horrific scene so specialist body recovery experts could remove his remains from the tracks.
A scrawled note – understood to be a suicide note – was found nearby.
More than 25 floral tributes have been left on the gates of the station to remember little boy, with one reading: “So sorry that life wasn’t kinder to you sweetheart. RIP Angle.”, according to Mirror.
Shocked classmates have described Sam as “bright and popular” and revealed the teen was one of the “nicest and most charming” boys at a local breakdancing club, The Sun UK reported.
“The crying with happiness, the laughs, the dancing will never be the same without you. Rest in peace Sam you absolute legend.” One wrote in a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook. “Breaking isn’t going to be the same with you gone. Hope you’re still dancing out there in the skies.”
Up to the time of the report, Salesian School said it had no record of the boy being bullied and couldn’t make any further comment.
Headteacher James Kibble said the school is “devastated” and it will be holding a series of assemblies to help students come to terms with the tragedy.
“We would ask that our community joins together to remember the student and their family in their prayers at this incredibly sad time,” said Kibble.
The annual sports day was due to take place yesterday but was canceled after the tragedy.
An educational psychologist and counselors are on-site to help the youngsters.