Morgan Musson
Someone Being Bullied
Female | Nottingham, England   United Kingdom
Suicide of girl aged 13 bullied for being 6ft
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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A 13-year-old girl committed suicide after being bullied at school for being tall.

Morgan Musson, who was 6ft, was allegedly tormented by fellow pupils over a period of seven months.

Even though she was moved to another school by her parents, the bullying continued because the gang involved lived nearby.

Hours after a tiff with one of her friends further upset her, Morgan swallowed several tablets of a powerful painkiller and went to bed.

Her body was found by her mother Debra Savage, 35, when she tried to wake her at 6am for school.

'I blame school and the bullies for my beautiful daughter's death,' she said.

'She was called names and threatened with violence because of her size.

'Even though she was 6ft tall, she was sensitive and quiet. The bullies knew this and preyed on her.

'She wanted to become a policewoman, to help others, but nobody would help
her.'
The family wants parents and schools to be more aware of bullying so that Morgan's tragedy is not repeated.

'I would tell all parents that if their child is scared of bullying, don't send them to school,' said Mrs Savage.

'Bullies should be banned from school immediately, before any more children are driven to commit suicide.

'If someone picked on someone in the workplace, they would be sacked. The same rules should apply in schools.'

Mrs Savage said Morgan told her that seven girls were involved in the intimidation at Ellis Guilford Comprehensive in Basford, Nottingham.

'They used to call her a slag and threaten to beat her up and kill her,' she added.

'Morgan was so petrified of bumping into these girls that she wouldn't even walk to the shops. She lived in fear.'

The family claim that the school refused to suspend or expel the bullies. Instead, they offered to chaperone Morgan, gave her one-to-one tuition and allowed her to leave lessons early to avoid her tormentors.

'We asked and asked teachers to take effective action to deal with the bullying,' said Mrs Savage. 'Why, in God's name, did they not expel those girls? If they had, I might still have my daughter. She wasn't the same girl afterwards. She withdrew into herself.'

In June Morgan, who had four sisters and three brothers, joined Dayncourt School, in Radcliffe on Trent, and had seemed happy again until the last few weeks.

On Wednesday of last week, Morgan swallowed the painkillers belonging to her 35-year- old stepfather Vince with two glasses of fruit juice.

Describing the moment when she entered her daughter's bedroom the next morning, Mrs Savage said: 'I knew she was dead. It was a mother's instinct.'

Peter Plummer, the head teacher at Ellis Guilford, said he could not comment on individuals but added: 'We have a comprehensive anti-bullying policy which has been commended by Ofsted inspectors recently.

'Any allegations or concerns regarding bullying were followed up according to the procedures set out in this policy.'




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