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Teacher who said she was bullied by colleague charged with mischief

A note that was allegedly sent to teacher Emily Wright. Image courtesy Emily Wright

A Toronto District School Board teacher who said she was bullied by a colleague has been charged with mischief.

Toronto police could find no evidence she was ever bullied, and believe she wrote the mean-spirited notes to herself.

Emily Wright is no longer an employee of the board, spokesman Ryan Bird told CityNews on Thursday.

“The Board has concluded its investigation and has now closed this case. As it is a personnel matter, we can’t provide further comment other than to say the Board has taken appropriate action,” Bird said in an email.

Earlier this year, Wright organized a Pink Shirt Day event, an anti-bullying rally, at Orde Street Public School. Shortly after the event, she claimed that over the school year, she had received seven notes that threatened and taunted her. The latest, she said, came the day after Pink Shirt Day.

Wright was charged with mischief, Toronto police said Friday.