Costa Rica News – Cameras from a Costa Rican high school will hopefully help to clarify the death of a schoolboy who was hit by a train. The tragedy happened at about 11:55 am on Wednesday. The OIJ is investigating.
The student had left the Liceo de Costa Rica high school to get lunch. The seventh grade student was run over by a track maintenance machine, not a passenger train. He was just 12 years and 11 months of age, the youngest of three siblings.
The experienced engineer informed authorities, saying that the boy was alone and threw himself onto the tracks when the locomotive approached. Red Cross workers found him alive but he died before getting to a hospital. He had suffered amputation of limbs and blows to the head.
As of now, there is no evidence pointing to him being motivated by pressure or bullying. He was reportedly acting normal in these first weeks of class. He was doing well in classes and had friends. The school’s classes were suspended until Monday and an act of honor was performed for the boy.
The Ministry of Public Education will provide accompaniment to teachers and students of the school to aid in the grieving process. A restaurant is being built in the school to avoid students leaving for lunch in a high traffic zone. Other measures will be evaluated after the investigation.