Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Boy hanged himself, inquest told

Jordan Green had become increasingly disruptive in lessons since his grandmother died and his mother and father separated

A 12-year-old boy hanged himself after he was permanently excluded from school, an inquest has heard.

Jordan Green's mother Heidi Green found him dead in his bedroom in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, still wearing his school uniform.

His final words to her were: "Have a nice life, Mum. I feel like killing myself," the hearing at North Yorkshire Coroners' Court in Knaresborough was told.

Jordan had become increasingly disruptive in lessons since his grandmother died and his mother and father, Kevin Green, separated, Mrs Green told the hearing.

He was excluded during his final year of primary school and struggled to settle at Harrogate High, which he started less than a year before his death.

On the morning of the day he died - June 27 last year - he had an argument with his mother about going to school, the inquest heard.

He attended but was excluded from classes for disruptive behaviour and Mrs Green, who was out working as a hairdresser, phoned her son at lunch time.

Mrs Green said: "He just said 'have a nice life, Mum. I feel like killing myself'."

She said she tried calling him later, adding: "He wouldn't answer his phone and I thought 'he obviously doesn't want to speak to me'." She said she returned home after 8pm and told the inquest: "I assumed that he wasn't home. I thought he was playing with his friends."

Mrs Green found Jordan's body in his bedroom. She called friends for help, who found her distraught and on her knees shouting "my baby, my baby. Help my baby", the inquest heard.

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