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Cyber-Bullying Leads To Another High School Suicide

While police in South Hadley, Mass., investigate whether cyber bullying was to blame for the suicide last week of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, the teenager who had recently emigrated from Ireland suffered a final indignity – disparaging remarks believed to be posted by classmates to a Facebook page created in her memory.

Prince died on Jan. 14 after a rough freshman year. Friends and school officials told MyFoxBoston.com that Prince had been picked on and taunted since moving to Massachusetts last fall.

South Hadley High Principal Daniel Smith sent out a letter to parents of students at the high school. In the letter, he called Prince "smart, charming, and as is the case with many teenagers, complicated . . . We will never know the specific reasons why she chose to take her life," Boston.com reported.

School bullies taunted Phoebe Prince through text messages, the computer and o

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Added: Jan-26-2010 Occurred On: Jan-25-2010
By: ALBANY4LIFE
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Tags: suicide, teen, high, school, cyber-bullying, ireland, emigrant
Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States (load item map)
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