29/10/2012

Teenage Girl Commits Suicide After Bullying Claims

A 13-year-old girl has committed suicide after warning people the day before that she was going to kill herself.

Erin Gallagher from Donegal Road in Ballybofey, killed herself on Saturday following many abusive messages posted on a online discussion forum.

The second-year pupil at Finn Valley College in Stranorlar, Co Donegal, was communicating on the ask.fm website.

Her body has been taken to Letterkenny General hospital where a post-mortem is to be carried out.

A Facebook page has been set up for the schoolgirl called RIP Erin Gallagher and has received over 1,500 likes.

(CD/IT)

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