Tyrese Glasgow only realised he did not have his text books with him when his mother was driving him and his younger sister to classes during the school run.
But although he agreed to walk back to get his school bag, Tyrese, from Mossley, Greater Manchester, got home to discover he had misplaced his door key and was unable to get in.
He was later let in by his mother’s partner when he was found sat on his front doorstep but he ran upstairs into his bedroom where his mother subsequently found him.
His missing front door key were discovered under the handbrake of her car.
An inquest was told the Year 7 pupil at Saddleworth School in Oldham had been a “giddy funny boy” but was been badly affected by the break up of his parents when he was five years old and he needed counselling to control his emotions.
“He would get emotional when there was no need for him to get that emotional. He would get upset and angry, like clenching fists. I would sit with him and calm him down he would just get his breath back and be apologising and then the tears would come and he would calm down.
“He appeared to be struggling to contain his emotions, you would speak to him and he was panting with frustration. He would look angry at first and then he would be in tears and saying how sorry he was. It would take him about 20 minutes to calm down.”
The hearing was told Tyrese – a keen cross country runner – had previously placed a tie round his neck in front of his mother but although the matter was reported to his school it was not passed onto counsellors who had been assigned to help him.
The tragedy occurred on June 15 last year after he won a “star of the term” award at the 1,300 pupil school and had been graded “green” by teachers under a scheme for good behaviour.
“If I had gone back through the traffic and then dropped him back off and dropped his sister off I’d be late for work. I told him to go and get it and come back straight away and go back to school.
“It would have taken him 10-15 minutes and if he had done exactly that he would have been on time. He just didn’t want to go without his bag because he would have been graded ‘red’ for forgetting his books. I thought he had his door key – if I knew he didn’t I would have gone straight back.
“But school contacted me at work and said he hadn’t turned up. I rung them and said he went home for his bag and was going straight back but at 1pm they rang back and said he wasn’t there.
“I started ringing him and messaging him and he had his wi-fi on and I thought he was just ignoring me because he had been caught out. I spoke to my partner Brian and asked him to go home to check on Tyrese. I rung school back and said he was on his way.
“Brian arrived back at home at about 4.10pm and I texted Tyrese saying ‘I know you’re off, what are you doing?’ And then another saying ‘I’m not bothered where you are just let me know you’re alright school want to ring the police’. I thought that would prompt him to say ‘I’m at home I’m ok’.
“I said I would speak to him when I got home and finished work at 4.30pm. I got home at about 4.50pm. I shouted him and there was no answer, I shouted him again and started walking up and that’s when I darted into his room.
Miss Cross and her partner tried to revive Tyrese but he was pronounced dead in Tameside Hospital. Post mortem tests confirmed he died from asphyixiation.
The boy’s father Anthony Glasgow, a 35-year old former soldier who served in Iraq with the British Army, said: “Tyrese was my boy, he still is – an extension of myself.
“He had a beautiful smile, loved, protected his sisters. That’s all I ever asked of him, he respected adults. Everyone that has a child wants to create the best human being that understands the world.
“He made me want to make sure he could deal with this world because it’s not a nice world. The day he went a part of me died. He was my boy, I just want him back.
“Nothing was bothering him. I got a call from my partner to tell me that he had died and it came as a devastating shock. Nothing gave me any concerns.”
Coroner Anna Morris recorded a narrative conclusion and said she would write to the school and Tameside Council to ask about better “family focus” support for troubled children.
She said: “There is no evidence Tyrese intended to take his own life. He was a young man who was struggling to cope with the complex and competing emotions that adolescence brings.
“But he was a popular and loved child who impacted on everybody he met and his family said they were very proud of him and was well liked at school by teachers and he had many friends.