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Hangs Herself After School Bullying

British Teen
Hangs Herself After School Bullying

British 14-year-old Belinda Allen committed suicide because of gay taunting at her school, according to London's Daily Mail.

British 14-year-old Belinda Allen committed suicide because of antigay taunting at her school, according to London's Daily Mail. Allen's body was found in Southwater. which is West Sussex county. Investigators said she had tied a scarf around her neck and hanged herself from a tree.

While it is unknown whether Allen was gay, she had been continually bullied over her choice in clothes and called names like "lesbian" and "dyke" by her peers at Tanbridge House School in Horsham, West Sussex.

Allen's suicide is not the only such incident. Last year an 11-year-old boy, Ben Vodden, at the same school, hanged himself from his bunk bed using his shoelaces.

In December, British government officials urged schools to create anti-bullying programs to protect LGBT students, saying that homophobia would not be tolerated. (The Advocate)

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