The parents of an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of a fifth-floor window as he could no longer face going to school have published his touching suicide note.
Diego Gonzalez died in October after taking his life at his family home in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain.
His devastated parents believe school bullying drove their “introverted” and “very mature” boy to end his life and this week released his last letter in a bid to convince the authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death further.
The letter, which Diego had left beside his favourite teddy bear, said: “Daddy, Mummy… I hope that one day you will be able to hate me a little less.
“I can’t stand going to school and there is no other way to avoid it.
“Dad, you taught me to be a good person and to keep promises… Mum, you have taken care of me very well and shown me a lot of places.”
He told his sister Tata that “I hope you find work soon”.
The heartbreaking note was published by Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, police have ruled out that Diego was being bullied and the judge of instruction examining it is preparing to close the case.
The newspaper said it had reported the attempted suicide of another student who attended the same school as Diego just 15 days before the little boy died.
In that case, the girl in question had claimed “the teachers let other girls hit me because they said it would make me stronger”.
Diego’s mother, Carmen Gonzalez, told El Mundo: “[Diego] hated school, the pressure was there.
“In recent times [he would say] ‘Mommy, I do not want to go to school’. And I said ‘but son you’re very good student’. And he said ‘yes, but no, no, no’.
“The last day I picked him [up] at school, on 13 October, he said ‘Mommy run, run, run!’ and I asked him what had happened, but he would not tell me.”
Mrs Gonzalez said that her son also lost his voice for months last year and doctors had told her that he had suffered an “impact”.
Diego praised Mrs Gonzalez and her husband in his final message before his sad death, writing: “Together you are the best parents in the world.”Reuse content