I got an email from GFG's teacher at the end of the day yesterday (he was already home). She said that the classroom always cleans up at the end of the day but GFG refused to help. GFG kept saying "I have to do everything. I always do everything". That is not true, his only chore at home is taking out the garbage daily.
Then GFG got on the bus and told the bus driver that he always does everything. He then told the bus driver that "I don't want to live anymore". The bus driver got worried and called it into the bus company who called GFG's teacher. The teacher notified us.
GFG is not suicidal at all. He was afraid the entire evening that the police or an ambulance would take him to the hospital. I asked GFG why he said this and his answer:
"I WAS JUST BEING OVERLY DRAMATIC!"
His teacher said there was going to be a consequence at school on Monday for not cleaning up and for falsely saying he didn't want to live anymore.
We told GFG if he ever really felt like he didn't want to live he needed to tell an adult right away - that you absolutely cannot joke or be overly dramatic about that.