Investigation launched into bullying claims at Marbella school after girl attempts suicide

INVESTIGATION: The girl claimed she was bullied at school (file photo) CREDIT: Shutterstock

NATIONAL POLICE officers have launched an investigation into bullying at a Marbella school after a 13-year-old student attempted to take her own life by overdosing on medication.

Officers were called after the girl’s mother found her after she had taken the cocktail of drugs when she returned home.

The 13-year-old was taken to hospital and told doctors there she had been bullied at the Sierra Blanca Institute in Marbella for the past year.

The girl later alleged to police that four of her classmates had harassed, insulted and assaulted her both physically and sexually.

The four pupils punched her, pulled her hair, strangled her, threw her against a wall and touched her breasts, the girl claimed.

The 13-year-old had deliberately got herself suspended three times to avoid having to go to school.

The school said in a statement that it was working with police on the investigation which remains ongoing.

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