Thursday 21 September 2017

Our beautiful son broken by school bullying

Colette and Anthony Wolfe, with a picture of their teenage daughter Leanne, who took her own life after suffering six years of bullying at school
Colette and Anthony Wolfe, with a picture of their teenage daughter Leanne, who took her own life after suffering six years of bullying at school

YOUR article on teenage suicide by Edel O'Connell (Irish Independent, April 28) has at last compelled me to contribute to this sad topic.

For the past 10 years, we have kept silent on the subject of school bullying but I feel it is time to draw more attention to our plight.

For all those years past, my wife and I pleaded with both primary and secondary school teachers, principals, boards of management, chaplains, doctors, gardai and the Department of Education as well as the Minister for Education in relation to the deplorable bullying of our son, who was a very quiet, shy, vulnerable type of child.

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