01 Dec '11, 6pm

Bullied For Being Autistic? 12-Year-Old Student Hangs Himself - -- #Autism

12-year-old Michael Raven was found hanged in his bedroom on Monday at his home in Burnley, Lancashire, in the UK. The cause of Michael’s death has yet to be confirmed but police are not treating his death as suspicious. Michael was a student at St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy and, following his tragic death, Facebook tributes have emerged that claim that he was teased and bullied by girls because he was autistic . One woman, who said her daughter had been bullied at the school, said: ‘She told me Michael was being picked on by a group of girls from year 8. It sounds like the teased him about his autism’, according to The Sun. Megan Brandon said: ‘Bullies of St.Wilfrids C.O.E should feel ashamed 13years old 2nd year and taken his own life R.I.P Michael Raven never forgotten loved always. The school’s principal, David Whyte, said that “the school was not made aware ...

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