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Jewish teacher saves suicidal boy from jumping off a bridge

By Mason White 2:56 PM March 27, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A Jewish teacher arrived just in time to save a suicidal boy, who wanted to jump off a bridge in the United Kingdom, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
27-year-old Adam Landsman, was driving to work on Wednesday, and saw the boy who had climbed the fence and was staring into traffic on a busy road in Hatfield.

Landsman quickly exited his car and ran to the boy. Landsman managed to get the 16 year old talking. After about 25 minutes, he managed to convince the boy to refrain from jumping thanks to his experience in teaching children with learning difficulties.

Landsman took no chances and asked a truck driver to call police. A spokesperson for the Hertfordshire Police later confirmed that the teenager was safe.

Last September, a girl was found hanging in her closet in an apparent suicide, according to police reports in Georgia. Henry County Police said that the eight-year-old girl was found hanged on Friday night, in what authorities believe could be a suicide.

The girl’s father discovered her hanging in a closet in their Locust Grove home a little after 8:00 p.m., according to Locust Grove Police Department Chief Jesse Patton. The father immediately called police after the shocking discovery.

The child was pronounced dead at Henry County Hospital on arrival, he said. No arrests have been made and foul play is not suspected at this time, he said.

“The parents are dismayed and we will give them time to mourn, but we will continue with the investigation,” Patton said. No names have been released. The authorities will conduct an autopsy on Monday, he said.