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Hundreds attend memorial for teenager found dead at her school

Friends of a teenage girl found dead at a school last week have gathered to pay tribute to her.

A minute's silence was held in memory of 16-year-old Dagmara Przybysz, while friends released red balloons.

Credit: Facebook

Around two hundred students joined the ceremony in Redruth to remember Dagmara, who was keen on fashion and photography.

The teen had complained to friends in the past about racism and bullying, since moving to the county from Poland eight years ago.

I wonder if she knew how loved she was. yes, she was beautiful, inside and out but I think her light was too bright for some to see. It's a shame that it has taken this to finally bring us together and support each other.

I am sure she would want us all to show each other some kindness, some compassion and some respect.

I wish that some people would realise that words do hurt, they do cause pain and can't just be forgotten about.

– Friend

Friends said only hours before her death she had been planning her future - she said she wanted to do photography at college, before going on to study it at a higher level at university.

She then planned to start her own photography business in London.

She would have been amazing at it wouldn't she? I know she would have worked until she got where she wanted to be. She was such an amzing determined girl with so many ambitions. While we talked I had no idea this would never happen.

– Friend
Red balloons were released in Redruth in memory of Dagmara Credit: ITV News

There was a minute's silence before balloons were released, many of them red in memory of the scarf she often wore.

Police were called to Pool Academy in Cornwall on Tuesday afternoon where the teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate, but are not treating her death as suspicious.

More messages have been posted on a tribute page on Facebook, along with an appeal - where friends are trying to raise around £2,000 to help with the cost of the funeral.

No date has been set yet for an inquest.