Note 2 Self – As if it wasn’t bad enough when WE were in MS & HS…
This is credited to Mahalo.com:
Irish teen Phoebe Prince committed suicide after being harassed and taunted on Facebook. Prince, age 15, was found dead on January 14, 2010, in her home in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Prince, who attended South Hadley High School, reportedly hanged herself.Police said Prince was the victim of cyber bullying. After friends set up a memorial page for Prince on Facebook, some of the girls who allegedly harassed her online and in school continued to leave hurtful messages on her memorial page.
Nine Teens Charged
Nine teenagers have been charged in connection with the suicide of Phoebe Prince. Prosecutors working on the case claim that after many months of “bullying, stalking and harassment”, Prince decided to kill herself.While only 15-years-old at the time of her death, Prince’s harassers who are alleged to have caused her to commit suicide have since been described as “unrelenting”.The teens being charged are said to have gone on Facebook and mocked her even after she had died.
Of the nine teens who have been charged, two of them have also been charged with statuary rape. Prosecutors have said that Phoebe Prince endured “months of nearly constant stalking and harassment in person and online”.Administrators at Prince’s school apparently did know about at least some of the bullying, however no officials at the school have been charged at this point.