Girl driven to take an overdose by bullies; SUICIDE BID AFTER SCHOOL ORDEAL EXCLUSIVE.Byline: By Andy Shipley
A DISTRAUGHT mum told today how her daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose after a school bully made her life a living hell.
Bright student Shmaila Ahmed spent a weekend in Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust manage the central Birmingham hospital now also known as The Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital, which provides general and emergency health care services to children in Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. and is still having counselling after swallowing a bottle of painkillers while mum Sonia Khan was at the shops.
Shmaila, aged 15, told her mum Sonia:
"I just didn't want to live any more. I'm still frightened of going to school and yet I never used to be."
And Sonia said the final insult came when Moseley School Moseley School (incorporating Spring Hill College) is a large comprehensive in the Moseley area of Birmingham, England. Once dubbed by the Daily Mirror as the most dilapidated school in the country, it has now been fully restored and refurbished. only suspended the girl terrorising 15-year-old Shmaila for four days - and has now sent her letters warning about Shmaila's poor attendance since her suicide attempt suicide attempt, suicide bid n → intento de suicidio
suicide attempt, suicide bid n → tentative f de suicide
Sonia, aged 35, of Highgate Road, Sparkhill, said: "My daughter was a bright, happy pupil until this happened.
"She wants to be a policewoman when she's older and was the only one in her class to be accepted for work experience with the force.
"But now she's so unhappy. She doesn't want to go to school, and who can blame her? I've been warned away from the school after I went in to find the girl responsible, but what parent wouldn't do the same?"
Shmaila's ordeal had lasted 12 months, but only came to light when the girl thug responsible followed her to an aunt's house, shouting and swearing at her in the street.
"This girl used to lie in wait for Shmaila and punch and verbally abuse her," claimed divorcee di·vor·cée
A divorced woman.
[French, feminine past participle of divorcer, to divorce, from Old French, from divorce, divorce; see divorce. Sonia, whose 12-year-old son Umair Ahmed also attends the school.
"The school suspended the girl then let her back, telling Shmaila to stay out of her way - it's outrageous."
A Birmingham City Council spokesman confirmed that Shmaila's bully was given a four-day "fixed-term exclusion" from the school.
"The school takes any reported incidents of bullying extremely seriously," added the spokesman.
"In February this year Shmaila accepted the offer of a learning mentor to support her at school. "
"The school follows anti-bullying guidelines published in the Birmingham Education Service Together We Can Stop Bullying pack, which is supported by the NSPCC NSPCC (in Britain) National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NSPCC (Brit) n abbr (= National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) → Kinderschutzbund m and Childline."
Troubled children and teenagers facing problems at home or school can contact ChildLine 24 hours a day for free on 0800 1111.
FRIGHTENED... Shmaila Ahmed. Picture: Trevor Roberts