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Michael Raven’s death: tabloid lies and Daily Mail ghouls

by | 22nd, March 2012

THE tabloid press  went to town  over the death of Michael Raven with stories of Facebook bullies and girl gangs.The  Sun  yelled:

Hanged boy 12, ‘bullied by girl gang’

(More on the Sun’s suicide reports here.)

The Daily Mail thundered:

Schoolboy, 12, found hanged after he was ‘bullied by girl gang for being autistic’

12-year-old boy found hanged at his home was being bullied by a gang of girls, it has been claimedMichael Raven, believed to have been autistic,

The Mail’s readers commented:

As an Ambassador for the National Autistic Society and an autistic person myself who has been the victim of bullying I am deeply saddened by this news. I will take it upon myself to raise more awareness about this in my local area and make sure children with autism are protected by teachers who have a duty of care to their pupils so that other children don’t have to suffer like Michael did.

Marco Gianetti, Plymouth,UK,

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