A family who believed their teenage daughter took her own life because of Facebook bullying have learned she posted the bullying comments herself. The revelation was made at an inquest into the death last year of Tokoroa 17-year-old Micaela Emily Kimiora Pinkerton-Stothers. Raymond Gardiner, a close friend of the teenager, told coroner Wallace Bain in Rotorua on Wednesday that he and Micaela had set up a Facebook page called Rumour Hate, on which Micaela wrote a post purporting to come from an anonymous source that she had been pregnant and had had an abortion.
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