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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 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," reported.

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


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