An Italian trade university student hung himself at an elite Westchester boarding faculty after remaining put in isolation for suspected cheating, his family reported this 7 days.
Claudio Mandia, 17, was observed lifeless Saturday in a area at E.F. Academy in Mount Pleasurable on the eve of his birthday, officials stated.
His dad and mom and a few siblings flew in to JFK Airport from Italy to rejoice the milestone, according to the family’s legal professional, George Bochetto.
But they had been alternatively achieved there by police and faculty officers who broke the tragic news of Mandia’s death.
“It arrived as a complete and devastating shock,” Bochetto explained. “They experienced no concept.”
Bochetto claimed college students and school sources later informed them that Mandia had been placed in what the attorney explained as “isolation,” just after becoming suspected of cheating by directors.
The law firm said he is working with neighborhood investigators to piece alongside one another the specific sequence of functions top up to Mandia’ death. He did not say particularly what the isolation purchased by the school entailed.
The student’s uncle instructed The Daily Beast that he believed Mandia killed himself owing to a “sudden illness” triggered by his isolation.
The teenager was set to graduate from the $62,000-a-12 months school in Could and hoped to comply with his father’s path into company.
“Claudio was a superb person and college student and he could not wait around for his family members to arrive to New York from Italy to rejoice his eighteenth birthday,” the family members said in a statement.
E.F. Academy did not tackle the family’s claims in a statement.
“We are deeply, deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Claudio Mandia,” the faculty said. “Our views are with his household and buddies right here in New York and back home in Italy. The safety of our school community is normally our leading precedence. We have pretty robust insurance policies and techniques in position relating to the wellness and wellbeing of the younger people who are away from their household nations.”
Bochetto reported he has nevertheless to get any official correspondence from the university.
Mandia’s moms and dads remained in New York this 7 days to arrange for the repatriation of his human body again to Italy.
“It’s a tragedy,” Bochetto stated, incorporating that the final results of an autopsy are anticipated in the coming times.