High school girl hangs self after blog post tells her to die

A high school girl hanged herself at her home here after a message telling her to die was put up on her blog, school officials said Saturday.

Mihagino Girls’ High School in Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, held an emergency meeting on Saturday to explain the incident to the parents of the students. Moreover, the school has offered to introduce clinical psychotherapists to traumatized students.

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Mihagino Girls’ High School in Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu.

The school received a call from the parents of the 16-year-old, first-year girl Thursday morning, saying that she had hanged herself at her home in Kitakyushu, according to the officials. A suicide note she left for her family said that a message telling her to die had been posted on her personal blog.

A school official told the Mainichi that a message slandering the student was reportedly put up on her blog sometime between Monday and Tuesday.

Some of her friends reportedly told teachers that they had noticed something odd in her behavior over the past few days.

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