A schoolgirl tried to commit suicide after suffering months of abuse from a racist teenager.
The 14-year-old mixed-race girl endured chants and racist slurs for more than a term at a secondary school near Lincoln. In what is believed to be an unprecedented case, Lincoln Magistrates Court heard that the 15-year-old boy called her “wog, coon, nigger, gorilla and golliwog” again and again at the school.
On January 27 this year the girl took a mixture of stress pills and painkillers before writing a note, telling her family she did not want a “sad funeral”. Raymond Wildsmith, prosecuting, told the court that the name-calling had gone on from the end of the summer term in 2008 until January of this year.
The 15-year-old boy from a village near Lincoln, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had denied one count of racially aggravated harassment but was convicted after a six-hour trial. Another 15-year-old boy was cleared of the same charge.
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