Frank Schings

Tharukshan Selvam
Jan 13 '17 16:30

Grotius College in Heerlen held a memorial for 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam on Friday morning. The bullied Sri Lankan boy committed suicide last weekend.

Hundreds of students attended the memorial, according to newspaper AD. Students were given the chance to sing songs and read quotes or poems. Afterwards white balloons with messages to Tharukshan were released into the air. 

Tharukshan Selvam
Jan 12 '17 10:04

The Heerlen police arranged extra protection for the Grotius College and its school grounds. The College's director, teachers and students received threats in response to the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam on Sunday, AD reports.

Tharukshan Selvam; committed suicide on 8 Jan 2017 after being bullied at school
Jan 11 '17 10:54

School organization LVO Parkstad is launching a full investigation into the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam over the weekend, chairman of the organization Frank Schings said to 1Limburg.

The Heerlen boy attended the Grotius College, which falls under the school organization. He suffered bullying, harassment and racial abuse from fellow students, according to his family. It reached the point where fear of returning to school after the holidays resulted in his suicide.

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