'Allergy To Wi-Fi' Drove Teenager To Hang After Texting Friend
It sounds incredible, but it's true. Jenny Fry, a 15-year-old British girl is said to have killed herself due to an "allergy to Wi-Fi." Now her mother is slamming the school for its failure to protect her daughter from the effects of the wireless Internet, according to an inquest.
On June 11, Jenny Fry was found hanging in Broke Wood near her house in Chadlington, Oxfordshire. She had just texted a friend that she wanted to commit suicide, reported The Independent.
She was said to be showing symptoms of electro-hypersensitivity. She was going through "crippling headaches, tiredness and bladder problems" due to her allergy towards wireless broadband, according to Yahoo! News.
Her family had removed it from her home, but wi-fi was still being used at Chipping Norton School, where she studied.
"She was receiving lots of detentions, not for being disruptive in class or misbehaving, but often because she used to take herself out of the classroom to find another where she was able to work," Fry's mother said, according to The Mirror.
Though Jenny took her work seriously and also spoke to the headteacher, Simon Duffy, about her condition, she only got the answer that "Wi-Fi is completely safe".
"The least they could do was (to) allow her to take them in rooms where she felt able to concentrate, but they wouldn't listen," she said. "I fully believe Jenny did not intend to take her own life. I think she was frustrated with school."