A 14 year old school boy has been killed by a train after he lay down on the tracks while his classmates watched.
The school boy, Sam Conor had reportedly suffered bullying in school and ended it when he got killed by a train after he lay on the tracks on Monday afternoon.
Sam Connor, a “bright and popular” pupil at Salesian School – a Roman Catholic comprehensive in Chertsey – died on Monday afternoon at Chertsey railway station, in Surrey. He reportedly gave his school bag and mobile phone to a friend then slid off the platform and onto the tracks as horrified classmates watched a train kill him.
A passenger, known only as Lewis, 28, was travelling on the service from Chiswick and saw Sam get killed as the train came into the station.
Lewis told Dailymail: “The train stopped very suddenly with only one carriage alongside the platform. I thought maybe one of the kids had dropped their phone as they were all looking down at the wheels of the carriage.
“We saw some of the girls starting to cry; we saw some of the boys leaning down, literally on their knees, calling down between the train and the tracks, calling ‘Sam, Sam’.”
“That’s when we realised something was wrong. There was a girl on phone, crying, trying to talk to the driver.”
Lewis said when he realized they were from Salesian school he phoned the teachers to tell them what had happened. He added that the sight of the incident was so horrific that a student paramedic collapsed.
He said: “What was particularly harrowing was there was a student paramedic who passed through the train and down on the tracks to help the boy. When she got down there she collapsed and burst into tears – it was just the most harrowing thing.”
Several parents at the school said Sam was being bullied. One mother said her two daughters had told her Sam was being picked on.
Another mother said: “When I got the emails and texts from the school telling me what had happened I just burst into tears. I spoke with my daughters when they came home about what had happened. They said it was Sam and said everyone was talking about him being bullied.
“If this is true there has to be an investigation. How bad can it be that a 14-year-old boy wants to take his own life. I just cannot comprehend what he must have been feeling.”
The family of Sam Connor have told of their devastation after their “sensitive little soul” lay down on tracks and was killed by a rush-hour train.