ONLINE bullying, an alleged assault by a teacher, and problems eating occupied the weeks leading up to the death of a 14-year-old girl, a pre-inquest hearing has heard.

Megan Evans died at her home in Milford Haven on February 7, 2017.

Today (Monday, February 26), her family’s legal team told coroner Paul Bennett they had still not received potentially illuminating information from Megan’s former school.

Barrister Kirsten Heaven said that – since Megan’s death – the family had learned the teenager was offered counselling, and had been issued with a ‘time-out’ pass, for use when she was struggling to cope in class.

But Megan’s parents, Nicola Harteveld and Shaun Evans, were not made aware of this at the time, and have yet to receive her school file.

Mrs Heaven also questioned what had happened to CCTV evidence which may have shown an alleged assault by a male teacher at Milford Haven School gates.

“Who viewed it?” she asked. “It seems to have just disappeared.”

Mrs Heaven said there were ‘long-standing concerns’ about what was happening between Megan and the member of staff.

So “extreme” had the situation become, Megan’s family consulted with a solicitor four days before her death.

Pressing to see forensic analysis of Megan’s mobile phone, Mrs Heaven was told information retrieved by police could be made available, but was warned that getting hold of data held by social media giant Snapchat was unlikely.

Ms Harteveld has spoken publicly about vicious Snapchat messages sent to her daughter in the days and weeks before her death.

Mr Bennett said Dyfed-Powys Police and the Crime Prosecution service had advised him it was very difficult to convince the Americans that this inquiry warranted the release of such data.

“I just don’t think you’re going to get it,” he said.

Witnesses expected to be called when the inquest resumes in three months’ time include members of a Snapchat group Megan was part of, and current and former staff at Milford Haven School.

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