Devon

Brixham balloons event remembers schoolgirl Izzy Dix

  • 2 October 2013
  • From the section Devon
Brixham College
Image caption The college raised more than £1,000 for Amnesty International, Izzy Dix's favourite charity

More than 100 students and staff at a Devon school joined hands and released balloons in memory of a pupil who was found dead at her home.

Izzy Dix, 14, was found hanged at her home in Brixham on 17 September.

Brixham College held the balloon event on the same day as her funeral in the town.

Image caption Head teacher Mark Eager said Izzy's death was a "tragic loss"

Police are investigating the teenager's death amid claims she was the victim of bullying on a social media website.

The release of the balloons "in celebration of Izzy's life" was followed by a short silence.

The college also held a non-uniform day and raised more than £1,000 for Amnesty International, Izzy's favourite charity.

Head teacher Mark Eager called her death a "tragic loss".

A Facebook campaign has been created by friends of the teenager, calling for more action against online bullying.

Devon and Cornwall Police would only say that they are preparing a file for the coroner.

A full inquest will be held at a later date.

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