The grandmother of a teenage girl found dead at her school in Cornwall has spoken out about the tragic loss of the 16-year-old.
Dagmara Przybysz was pronounced dead at Pool Academy on Tuesday after police and paramedics were called to the scene.
The circumstances of her death have not been fully disclosed, although it is not being treated as suspicious, reports the Daily Mail.
Zofia Dobek – Dagmara’s grandmother – has said she can’t understand why bullies would target her ‘darling’ girl.
Dobek, who still lives in Radgoszcz, west Poland, said through tears:
At the school you can now see there are heaps of flowers for her. But when she turned 16 no one even congratulated her.
I cannot understand this. Why? She was such a lovely girl, so full of life. She was such a beautiful, friendly and helpful person.
But I can’t understand why people didn’t like her. Now people are saying my granddaughter had mental health issues.
She had no such problems. How can people write such cruel things at a time like this?’
Whenever I spoke to her and saw her she was smiling and happy. She never told me she was having problems with bullies, perhaps she said something to her parents.
Dagmara’s father Jedrzej said:
I am in shock, but I am too upset to speak about it. I need more time and just need to be left alone for now.
I don’t know how she died as I need to talk to the police. I don’t know what happened. But I am in shock. That is all.
Dagmara previously responded to a question on ask.fm. that a problem she suffered at school was ‘racism’ and that it made her sad when people she considered friends said things behind her back.
A police statement read:
Following formal identification, the 16-year-old girl who was found deceased at Pool Academy in Pool, Redruth, has been named as Dagmara Przybysz.
Police were called at around 2.15pm on Tuesday 17 May following reports of a sudden death.
Police and paramedics attended and the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed.
Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding her death but it is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dagmara at this difficult time.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.