A 15-year old girl threw herself in front of a train after browsing through a pro-suicide website and exchanged thousands of Facebook messages about taking her own life.
A 15-year old girl threw herself in front of a train after browsing through a pro-suicide website and exchanged thousands of Facebook messages about taking her own life, her inquest has heard.
Amber Jackson, 15, who had fears about her upcoming GCSE exams jumped in front of train near her home in Southampton.
Amber deliberately jumped onto the tracks in front of a non-stop moving train and died at the scene as a result of the impact and a significant head injury.
Amber's father, Tony Jackson, told the the inquest, he was very concerned about his daughter's health and her use of a pro-suicide website.
Mr Jackson said that Amber was also very concerned about her GCSE's and she felt that achieving anything less than good results was unacceptable. Her parents in fact had to counter the pressure piled on by the school and reassure her that if she was not to get top marks it would not affect the rest of her life.
The coroner heard that Amber had also been affected by a series of 'nasty messages' she had received from a friend the night before her death.
The same night, Amber went on Facebook and started inquiring in a group chat if anybody knew anything about CCTV coverage at train stations.
Mr Jackson told the coroner that Amber's peer group of friends had an influence on her behaviour as conversation topics such as suicide became the norm, and he even recalled seeing a friend of hers at the funeral who had slashes on her arms.
The coroner heard that Amber, who sought a counsellor for depression while attending Bitterne Park School, had a number of conversations with friends about disliking school and discussed suicide.
The coroner added that 'Amber deliberately chose to jump in front of the train but evidence as to her state of mind does not explain whether or not she intended the outcome to be fatal.'