NY boarding university student who hanged himself was in isolation, spouse and children says

An Italian exchange university student hung himself at an elite Westchester boarding faculty right after being put in isolation for suspected cheating, his household stated this week.

Claudio Mandia, 17, was uncovered lifeless Saturday in a area at E.F. Academy in Mount Enjoyable on the eve of his birthday, officers stated.

His moms and dads and a few siblings flew in to JFK Airport from Italy to celebrate the milestone, according to the family’s attorney, George Bochetto.

But they have been alternatively met there by law enforcement and school officials who broke the tragic information of Mandia’s death.

“It came as a complete and devastating shock,” Bochetto mentioned. “They experienced no concept.”

Bochetto explained students and school sources later informed them that Mandia had been placed in what the attorney described as “isolation,” just after remaining suspected of cheating by administrators.

The law firm reported he is performing with regional investigators to piece alongside one another the exact sequence of events main up to Mandia’ dying. He did not say particularly what the isolation purchased by the faculty entailed.

The student’s uncle explained to The Everyday Beast that he considered Mandia killed himself thanks to a “sudden illness” brought on by his isolation.

Mandia was found useless in his room at E.F. Academy in Mount Nice the working day before his birthday.
Courtesy of EF Academy

The teen was set to graduate from the $62,000-a-yr faculty in May perhaps and hoped to follow his father’s route into enterprise.

“Claudio was a fantastic particular person and student and he couldn’t wait for his family members to occur to New York from Italy to celebrate his eighteenth birthday,” the family members reported in a assertion.

E.F. Academy did not handle the family’s statements in a assertion.

“We are deeply, deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Claudio Mandia,” the school claimed.  “Our thoughts are with his relatives and good friends right here in New York and again house in Italy.  The safety of our school group is often our best precedence.  We have extremely robust policies and strategies in position about the wellness and wellbeing of the young men and women who are absent from their residence nations.”

Mandia was set to graduate from the elite Westchester school in May.
Mandia was set to graduate from the elite Westchester school in May perhaps.
Courtesy of EF Academy

Bochetto explained he has however to receive any formal correspondence from the college.

Mandia’s dad and mom remained in New York this 7 days to prepare for the repatriation of his physique back to Italy.

“It’s a tragedy,” Bochetto mentioned, including that the final results of an autopsy are anticipated in the coming times.