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Doncaster school 'bullying' protest after pupil's death

Photographs of Bradley Wiseman
Image caption Photographs of Bradley have been put up outside the family home

Parents and pupils have staged a demonstration outside a South Yorkshire school following the death of a 12-year-old boy.

The protesters allege that Bradley Wiseman was bullied at Sir Thomas Wharton Community College.

Police said Bradley's body was found at his home in Edlington, near Doncaster, at 1630 GMT on Monday.

The school's head teacher said she took bullying allegations seriously.

About 20 parents and up to 80 pupils took part in the demonstration before the school day began, with many chanting anti-bullying slogans.

'No bullying evidence'

South Yorkshire Police said Bradley's death was not being treated as suspicious and an inquest date had not yet been fixed.

The school said there was no evidence to suggest that Bradley had been bullied.

They described the teenager as a bright and popular student and said they were "shocked and saddened" by his death.

The school's head teacher, Mary McCorry, said: "The happiness and well-being of our pupils is of utmost importance and issues of bullying are taken extremely seriously.

"At the school we have a strong anti-bullying policy in place along with a dedicated team of staff ready to react to any incidents of reported bullying."

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