12-year-old girl kills herself; cites cyber bullying

12-year-old girl kills herself; cites cyber bullying

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged left a suicide note that spoke of being bullied online.

The girl was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her family.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that investigators have taken two computers from the home to determine whether online messages may have led to her death. Police were also interviewing her friends and relatives.

The girl attended Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School 109 in Queens Village.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has spoken with the family and offered condolences. Education officials did not comment on reports of cyber bullying because of the ongoing investigation.

Kelly says the investigation is just beginning. He didn't want to speculate about whether criminal charges could result.

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