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Jamaican Teen’s Suicide Prompts Police Investigation

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Jamaican Teen’s Suicide Prompts Police Investigation

Police report they have launched an investigation into the death of a 13-year-old boy found dead in St. Mary, Jamaica on Nov. 12 is that of a young teen whose video explaining why he was going to commit suicide went viral.

Investigators said they knew of numerous claims made on social media that the boy in the video was Davion Johnson of Grange Hill, Westmoreland. However, until they complete a probe of their own, they could not say whether the reports were true.

“We are aware of the video, but at this time we are still carrying out our own checks and until they are completed we cannot say if it is the teenager,” Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Corporate Communication Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force told Loop News.

The nearly 3 minute long video starts with a young teen saying, “Welcome, this is the first video me a mek why me kill myself. Unuh probably know by now say me dead.”

In his frightening message, the boy said his suicide attempt may not work and there was a chance he might be hospitalized. He said he did not wish for that to happen.

The teen also confessed to trying to take his own life in the past but he could not bear the pain.

The boy went on to shed light on his decision to commit suicide.

He said that a relative of his had called him an idiot. He claimed that made him feel very bad.

The next reason he offered for plotting to end his life was due to a test that he believed he failed.

He told viewers that he was a victim of bullying at school. He said he had gotten into fights at school, but has made an effort to stop.

The teen went on to say that he hated riding the bus with other students because they acted like “idiots and lick lick yuh in a yuh head.”

By his own admission, he wanted him to shoot and kill them.

He alarmingly spoke about wanting to kill people when he grew up, but would rather do it to himself now, because he felt it was a better way.

The video ends with a chilling warning to parents about how they speak to their children. He says they may want to take their lives like he did.

“Rest in peace… Later,” are the boy’s final words.

According to Loop News, Johnson, who was a student at the Belmont High School, went to St. Mary to visit his mother and step father, who is a licensed firearm holder.

His stepfather kept the gun locked in a vault, but Johnson found the keys and was able to open it, according to sources.

The next morning Johnson’s mother and stepfather thought he went missing. After looking around the house, they found him under a table in the living room with a gunshot wound to his chest.

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