A SCHOOLBOY text a girl he liked saying “I’m going for a while, don’t forget me” before jumping under a train in front of classmates, an inquest heard today.
Sam Connor, 14, asked a pal when a train would be going fast enough to kill him moments before the tragedy at Chertsey station in Surrey.
The Year 9 pupil had received a “negative” report from The Salesian Secondary School on July 15 last year.
An inquest in Woking also heard how Sam had messaged a girl he liked, saying: “I’m going for a while, don’t forget me.”
CCTV was shown to the inquest today of Sam’s last moments as he waited on the platform with around 200 classmates.
He could be seen speaking with a friend as he crossed the yellow hazard line.
The inquest heard Sam was standing so close to the edge of the platform another pupil called out “don’t do it!”.
This was a common joke the youngsters shared when someone was standing over the yellow line, the hearing was told.
A witness told the inquest Sam handed his bags to a peer and asked him to “look after them for a minute”.
He then tragically jumped in front of the train while singing Brighton Rock by Queen, which his pals were playing out loud at the time.
Keen breakdancer Sam died from a cut to his neck, a pathologist concluded.
Paying tribute to Sam, his family said in a statement: ““He was a kind, caring, gentle-natured boy from birth.
“He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was polite and well-mannered at all times. Sam came from a loving, supporting home.
“Sam was a sensitive soul and often thought of others, especially his family and friends. He would always ask ‘how was your day.’?”
The inquest heard the teen had an “enjoyable dinner” on a trip to see his sister the night before his death.
His mum had taken him to the station the following morning, where she told him to “have a nice day”.
While at school, Sam, who suffered from anxiety, was given a “negative” report which would have “upset him”, his family said.
School friends told the hearing Sam had been heard talking about suicide in the lead up to his death but said they did not think this was unusual because he often discussed killing himself.
Police also discovered Sam had told a classmate that he was considering suicide on the day he died.
The boy said: “During the lesson, Sam was slouching as he usually did. He told me that he wanted to commit suicide. I cannot remember his exact words but he either said ‘I want to’ or ‘I am going to’.
“He was going in to far more detail than usual, talking about the station and jumping in front of a train. He asked me if I thought the train would be going fast enough to kill him. Sam has said similar things in the past, but I always though that they were throwaway comments.
“He tried to give me his phone, iPod and keys but I did not take them.”