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Harrogate schoolboy, 12, hanged himself
7:43am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
A 12-year-old boy from Harrogate 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, 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, where 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 when he made the comment about killing himself.
Mrs Green found Jordan’s body in his bedroom and he was pronounced dead by ambulance crews. A post-mortem examination found he died of asphyxiation after hanging from a rope.
Recording an open verdict, North Yorkshire coroner Rob Turnbull said: “I cannot be certain one way or another whether Jordan intended to kill himself or whether this was just a terrible accident.”