Article Title:"Gay slur" victim told to leave school
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:14th June 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2362
Text:A "gay slur" is part of a bullying problem at a prestigious Christchurch private boys' school which has asked the victim to leave the school. Christ's College asked the 14-year-old to leave last week - after he had been sent an abusive email from a school computer calling him gay, a "stupid shit-faced ugly troll" and telling him to "go home to Asia." The pupil was also physically attacked by schoolmates in an ongoing vendetta which appears to have developed out of a friendship which soured. An child psychology expert has warned that the school's action has put the boy at risk of suicide and sends an ugly message to other boys that bullying is OK.    
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