A 14 year old boy complete in his school uniform in Kuantan didn’t only decide to skip school, but also decided to have a not-so-innocent padang session.
Unfortunately, the young boy couldn’t control himself and wound up passing out after consuming cheap alcohol.
A passerby found him knocked out on a bench nearby his school.
Later, an ambulance rushed him to Tengku Ampuan Afzan hospital.
Some have been saying that he had a methanol poisoning.
However, that is not the case. The latest report says that he is doing fine and there hasn’t been a poisoning.
The District Education officer has promised to hold a counselling session between the parents and the student involved.
The school will also hold a talk on the dangers of drinking to warn against drinking.
BTW, teens are at a greater risk of alcohol-related harm than adults. This is because teenagers are more likely to drink heavily over a short period of time AKA binge drinking.
Binge drinking in teens normally lead to bigger problems such as:
1. School problems; higher absence, failing grades.
2. Physical problems; hangovers.
3. Disruption of normal growth and sexual development.
4. Higher risk for suicide and homicide.
So remember guys, if you are going to drink, then please drink responsibly.