Jack Parker Bio/Wiki
An inquest heard that a schoolboy named Jack Parker committed suicide after experiencing heartbreak over his “first love” and bullying on Snapchat.
On July 28, last year, Jack Parker was discovered dead in a wooded area near his house in Tyldesley, near Wigan, Greater Manchester. Before Jack’s death, there was a “swirl of unsubstantiated speculation” about him on social media, according to Bolton Coroner’s Court.
He was 15 years old.
Why Jack Parker Took His Own Life?
Karen Robinson, his mother, said at the hearing that he had received multiple threatening Snapchat messages, according to the-sun.com.
According to one user, Jack “was about to get jumped and needed to guard his back.” Because Snapchat messages are destroyed as soon as they are read, it is impossible to determine who sent them. Mrs. Robinson feels the texts contributed to her son’s death, but the coroner was unable to determine whether they had a “direct bearing.”
Jack had “a number of worries” before his death, according to the inquiry, and had struggled with not seeing his friends or girlfriend during lockdown, according to his mother.
Mrs. Robinson told the inquest that Jack’s schoolwork was “getting on top of him” before his mock tests, and that his relationship with his “first love” had ended last June. He had asked a friend where he could buy antidepressants, according to the inquiry.
Mrs. Robinson said, “He just used to say ‘some things I can talk to you about, mum, and some things I can’t”.
Mrs. Robinson and her partner, Andrew, went out to celebrate their wedding anniversary on the day of Jack’s death, around 2.30 p.m.
She added, “We asked if he wanted to come and he said no.
“I made him a hot chocolate and took it up to him. I told him I loved him and he said he loved me too. That was the last thing he said.”
Mrs. Robinson received a text from Jack’s ex-girlfriend while she was out, saying she was worried about him. When she returned home and saw Jack was missing, she dialed 999.
His body was discovered at 9 p.m. that night after police traced his phone to Colliers Wood, near Tyldesley Rugby Union Club. Jack’s cause of death was determined to be “hanging” by a post-mortem examination.
The sad adolescent had told his school’s head of year that he was having trouble with lockdown and was “upset” after breaking up with his girlfriend. the hearing of the inquest.
Mrs. Robinson, speaking after the hearing, said, “It is too easy to send nasty messages, especially on Snapchat. There is no evidence. It just disappears.
“They need to understand the implications of it. I want people to know there is another way.”
She continued, showing tribute to her son: “Jack was a beautiful soul and friend to many. He would help anyone.
“I have received a huge amount of messages saying he had helped other people with their confidence and to get help.”
“He just could not get it for himself. I wish he had reached out to anyone. I hope whoever it was that was bullying him has got a conscience and learns from this and doesn’t do it to anyone else.”