|Tragic teen ... Malika Sawyer|
A 15-year-old girl has been found hanged in the toilets of her school in a suspected suicide. Talented musician Malika Sawyer was discovered at the end of the school day on Tuesday [Jun 18].
Staff at Harris Academy Greenwich in Eltham, South East London, made desperate attempts to resuscitate the teen before she was rushed to hospital, but she was pronounced dead two hours later.
Staff described her as “academically gifted” and “creative”.
A school spokesman said: “It’s deeply saddening that she will not be able to fulfil her potential.”
A former neighbour said last night: “It’s so sad. She always seemed such a happy girl. They were a happy family.”
Pals last night paid tribute. Kelsea Lautner Littlechild wrote on Facebook: “You were my everything... I wish I had known what you were going through. I’ll never forget you.”
Michaela Brock wrote: “I love you my angel. Can’t believe your gone. I was with you yesterday laughing.”
Police said the teenager’s death was not being treated as suspicious.