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Boy dies after apparently hanged in bathroom

There are 43 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Boy dies after apparently hanged in bathroom. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday morning, a day after he was found hanging from a hook in his elementary school bathroom in suburban Chicago, officials said.

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hmm

Crest Hill, IL

#2 Feb 4, 2009
wtf
Homer Simpson

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2009
This is quite sad, but somebody needs to pay for this. Some heartless jerk(s) murdered this bright young boy. Life in prison, no matter what age the offender(s), is too good.
Larry Fiehn

Elyria, OH

#4 Feb 4, 2009
>>Evanston/Skokie School District 65 spokeswoman Patricia Markham has called it an accident. <<

Accident? A 10 year old is found hanging on a hook in a bathroom and it's an accident. I think Ms. Markham and District 65 will wind up "eating" those words.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 4, 2009
Larry Fiehn wrote:
>>Evanston/Skokie School District 65 spokeswoman Patricia Markham has called it an accident. <<
Accident? A 10 year old is found hanging on a hook in a bathroom and it's an accident. I think Ms. Markham and District 65 will wind up "eating" those words.
The only thing I can think of is a "prank" gone horribly wrong. I don't even know if kids still do this kind of thing, but when I was in school, kids hung each other on bathroom hooks, locked each other in lockers, etc. I pray that this is not one of those situations -- something some other kids (who, hopefully, had no malicious intent) will have to cope with for the rest of their lives.

I also pray for the family of this little boy. I cannot begin to fathom what they are going through and my heart goes out to them.

Since: Jul 08

Madisonville, TX

#6 Feb 4, 2009
What a horrible tradgedy! I am praying for the family, the school - kids, teachers, staff, and everyone else affected by this. I am sure there are many.
HJK

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 4, 2009
I so feel for the parents. How incredibly sad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
john sab

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 4, 2009
I pray that this is not one of those situations -- something some other kids (who, hopefully, had no malicious intent) will have to cope with for the rest of their lives.

no offense to you, but what else could it have been?
Inspector Clouseau

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Feb 4, 2009
How does one "accidentally" wind up hanging on a coat hook? Would you slip and happen to catch your neck the wrong way?

Ridiculous statement by the officials. How about just saying they have no clue how the kid ended up there but that they intend to find out. And well they should.
James

Cidra, Puerto Rico

#10 Feb 4, 2009
Suicide and accident are viable explanations.
ex-Evanstoner

Elmhurst, IL

#11 Feb 4, 2009
Sad. This school may have some out-of-control bullies. There were probably complaints made before this happenned.
Bessie

Aurora, IL

#12 Feb 4, 2009
James wrote:
Suicide and accident are viable explanations.
10 year old boys don't hang themselves from bathroom hooks.

Since: Dec 07

Roselle, IL

#13 Feb 4, 2009
Could have beena childish prank turned tragic. Some kids may have tried to hang him on the hook from the collar of his coat as a joke not realizing it could be lethal.
Agatha

United States

#14 Feb 4, 2009
The same thing happened in Feb 2008 in Austin Texas. They said accident but that never sat well. Now I'm sure. I suspect transferred faculty member
Betty

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 4, 2009
Where was the teacher for the class this child was suppose to be in? Didn't he/she notice he did not return from the bathroom?
Bev Richardson

AOL

#16 Feb 4, 2009
My condolences to the family and they are in my thoughts and prayers.
O M G!! Very sad! Evanston School District 65 called it an accident, How does a 10 year old boy just "accidentally" hang from a hook in the bathroom! Where in the world was the supervision?!?!?!? The Evanston School Dist. has sum EXPLAINING to do!
myself

Virginia, IL

#17 Feb 4, 2009
Yeah, somebody's going to come after you too, anchor baby.
Nichole

Sierra Vista, AZ

#18 Feb 4, 2009
to myself:

Was that comment really necessary?
myself

Virginia, IL

#19 Feb 4, 2009
Nichole wrote:
to myself:
Was that comment really necessary?
No, but are any of these comments really necessary?
veronica

AOL

#20 Feb 4, 2009
I have 3 grandchildren who attend Oakton and had 2 children who attended the same school. I am extremely upset with the school's spokesman Patricia Markham for saying this was just an accident. She does not know what happen or do she. Someone needs to have a talk with her about that comment. A little boy is dead and not coming back. I pray to God that they trul, investigate this no matter what or who did this. I pray to the Lord that they stay on this. I am so sorry for his family, I can't begin to fathom what they are going through. My Gr
andson was a friend of his.
I don't know him but I have been crying since I heard about it. May God help them all.
James

Cidra, Puerto Rico

#21 Feb 4, 2009
Bessie wrote:
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10 year old boys don't hang themselves from bathroom hooks.
Sorry, I guess I wasn't read up around the rules about where, when, and under what circumstances one can hang himself. There aren't enough details or descriptions to rule out anything at this point. But thanks for your opinion.

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