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Did Bullies Drive 14-Year-Old Girl To Kill Herself?

14/08/2014 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

Did bullies drive 14-year-old girl to kill herself?

A mother has found the body of her 14-year-old daughter. It's claimed the girl had been the victim of bullies.

Police and paramedics were called to the home of Izzy Dix in Brixham, Devon, on Tuesday night where they confirmed she was dead.

A month ago, the schoolgirl posted a picture on her own Facebook page last month with the cryptic message: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

News of her death was broken to her classmates in assemblies at Brixham Community College on Wednesday morning, with counselling services offered to traumatised pupils.

Headmaster Mark Eager said: "The death is a tragic loss, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire college community go out to the student's family and loved ones."

On a memorial page set up in her memory on Facebook, some have suggested the schoolgirl had been bullied before she took her own life.

One of the 3,000 followers on the page wrote: "I hope the bullies who brought this about are found and brought to justice.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Izzy's family and friends. R.I.P little one."

He added: "Such a beautiful young girl, with everything to live for, so terrible that Izzy felt so alone and desperate to end her short life."

Another added: "I hope the scum that made her do this feel guilty and ashamed. It's just a shame that it's taken her death for people to say nice things about her.

"My thoughts are with her family at this most tragic of times.

"No parent should have to bury their child. RIP Izzy. You're safe now xxx."

Devon and Cornwall Police said it is not treating the death as suspicious.

Inspector Adrian Leisk said officers had spoken to Izzy's shocked mother and the school to work out what happened.

"Our investigation will be detailed and thorough," he said.

"And we would ask people not to make judgments or opinions from what is being said on social media sites."

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