3 Oct 2017

Mental health nurses needed in schools - coroner

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 3 October 2017

A coroner has found a 15-year-old girl who took her own life was the victim of relentless cyber-bullying in the lead up to her death. Alatauai Sasa was a student of St Catherine's College in Wellington when she died in June 2013.

In his findings, Coroner Peter Ryan has given details of what he calls vicious comments left on the teenager's social media, and recommends mental health nurses be put in all schools to help prevent similar deaths in future. RNZ reporter Adriana Weber joins us with the details.

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