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Nine Massachusetts teens were indicted Monday for driving a pretty 15-year-old "new girl" from Ireland to suicide in a case that has become a symbol of high school bullying.
The sweeping charges - which come after months of complaints that the bullies weren't being punished - include statutory rape, violation of civil rights with bodily injury, criminal harassment and stalking.
Phoebe Prince, a new arrival at South Hadley High School from a tiny seaside hamlet in County Clare, was merciless
Originally posted by RadiatorOfTheLight
This news breaks my heart. I hope her soul the best, as well for her family. These individuals who did it; they're just victims of society. We created them. We should examine why should individuals feel the need to bully, domintae and teach the bully types and the type to get bulled so understanding/forgiveness/progression can occur; and maybe even presented in future. I feel sorry for both bully and bullier.
Originally posted by Matthew Dark
reply to post by Dock9
I'm curious as to why the school administration turned a blind eye to all of this.
This type of thing can be stopped if f'n adults step in.
There was a link from that story to another, remarkably similar story that took place close to my home town...it's sickening.
These kids deserve the worst, and then worse on top of that.
Originally posted by TheLoony
I was just thinking of putting this up as I hadn't seen anything here today. Glad someone got to it.
I was driving in the car earlier when I heard this and I just felt so sad for this girl. No one deserves to have this happen to them and from what I have read the school system failed her miserably. I posted a thread a while back about a lady who killed herself and her daughter in the U.K. because of the attacks she had suffered and the cops knew and failed her also.
What good is it to have people in power make laws and regulations that they then do not enforce? This girl got no help it seems and in this day and age the harassment goes on 24/7 so where could she have gone for help? The cops in the U.S. are pretty much worthless unless you are a corporation so would they have even helped, I wonder?
It's so hard for me to fathom acts like this. I was a stupid kid at one time(am still stupid but older now) and I never came close to anything like this. I never could have participated in this even in my most frakked up moments.