Sister Of Cyber Bullying Victim Takes Her Own Life

erin-shannon-galla_1139163tThe teenage sister of a schoolgirl who took her own life less than two months ago has died.

Shannon Gallagher (15) was found dead in Co Donegal last night just months after her sister Erin (13) took her own life.

It is believed she had also killed herself.

The sisters from Ballybofey had attended Finn Valley College in Stranorlar, where it is believed some incidents of bullying took place.

Erin had posted comments on Ask.FM, a controversial social networking site before her death on October 27, reacting to people she claimed had been bullying her.

Investigations were launched into claims that she had been a victim of cyber bullying, similar to instances endured by Phoebe Prince, Ciara Pugsley and Lara Burns.

A crisis incident team has been put in place at Finn Valley College after staff were notified of Shannon’s death and Donegal VEC are now seeking to implement stringent support measures at the second level school.

A Garda spokesperson said Shannon was found in a townland known as Stranamuck, several miles from her home.

  1. August 6th, 2013

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