The Mirror is reporting that an inquest has been told that a schoolboy hanged himself after being bullied by a fellow pupil who claimed to be a Satanist.
Leo Street, 14, was found by his father but died eight days later on September 22, 2014, when his life support was turned off.
An inquest into his death heard evidence from his best friend at Beverley Grammar School, East Yorks.
The pal claimed one boy at the school targeted them, claiming his satanic beliefs allowed him to hurt people.
The teenager said in his statement: “I was really shocked to hear what happened to Leo and didn’t see this happening.
“There was a boy at school who claimed to be a satanist. He targeted a few people at school, including me and Leo.
“He would put his arm around our necks and pull us to the ground or push us into a bush.”
The pal explained that Leo, who was a Buddhist, accepted that the boy was entitled to have beliefs…
“Leo was a Buddhist and he was more tolerant and kind than most people. In some ways he was too gentle.”
Leo’s friend’s mum told the inquest in Hull that at the time of their son’s death his parents, Robert and Louise Street, were unaware he had been subjected to this bullying.
She was also critical of the way Beverley Grammar School, now an academy, had handled the situation…
The inquest continues.
Is there anything more an adult could wish for than to be able to take away the pain of a child being bullied? So sad.
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