Skip to comments.3 girls plead not guilty in suicide bullying case
Posted on 04/08/2010 1:54:49 PM PDT by Niuhuru
HADLEY, Mass. - Lawyers for three teenage girls accused of participating in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide entered not guilty pleas Thursday on their behalf to charges including civil rights violations and criminal harassment.
Ashley Longe, Sharon Chanon Velazquez and Flannery Mullins, all 16, did not appear in Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court for their arraignments.
A judge ordered them to have no contact with the family of Phoebe Prince, a South Hadley High School freshman who hanged herself in January after what prosecutors called an "unrelenting" three-month bullying campaign by six teenagers. Prosecutors say Prince was targeted after she briefly dated a popular boy.
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That back in the 60's. I think kids are even meaner now.
what i want to know is at what age does a person have the constitutional right to defend themselves?
because this zero tolerance policy that schools have seems unconstitutional. a kid should be able to defend themselves.
OK, call me clueless, I know where it hurts the most for boys, but even at my age I’m still clueless about girls?
So where would that be?
I totally agree with that. Kids need to be able to defend themselves. Some of these kids/bullies are little monsters. I’m sure we can thank there parents or lack of parenting on most of that.
Hitting a bully back is a tried and true remedy but in today’s schools will get you suspended.
Ok this is going to sound funny but, it sure worked. Me and my sister use to get into scraps, she would punch me in the arm right at the shoulder area, on the side. Hurts like crazy.
Unfortunately today it seems these kids hide behind their IPODs, phones, twitter, I don't know what else these kids did to that poor girl, but I sure hope they are punished severly.
Brats all, and it seems to be ok with the parents, as long as their little precious is popular anything they do is OK.
Something is wrong in MASS., maybe they are eating to much lead base paint from all those old houses.
Chcukle, I was sure wondering. Thanks, and good for you, a strong action like you took can change the direction of someones life. For both you and the bully.
That flat-out hurts.
They shouldn’t have to in the first place! I highly doubt stuff like this goes on in China and India. School is for learning, not self defense.
Yep, it’s the only way. It’s the only thing a bully truly understands. Why can a bully get away with bullying and the other kid can’t defend themselves? Doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Same thing happen to me with the same results.
Glad to see I was not the only one who did something like that.
My short 91 year old uncle told me that same story also back in 1931 when he lived in Corona California.
I can empathize. In the 60s, I was the only Asian kid in my class and was constantly picked on by a group of “greasers”. I told my neighbor, who was on leave from Ft. Benning, and he proceeded to teach me self-defense tactics, which we practiced over and over. When the head “greaser” jumped me as we were getting off the bus, I used every move my neighbor taught me, including a couple swift kicks in the kidneys. Like your assailant, he and his friends left me alone for the rest of my junior high and high school years in the Chicago suburbs.
Yep, I had trouble sticking up for myself. Never quite knew how to handle it, until after that. It was a light bulb going off in my head. That’s the only thing a bully really understands. You have to put your foot down right away, totally not tolerate it. Being nice to a bully never works, ever. The bullying only gets worse over time. The more they bully, and you allow it, the worse the bullying becomes.
Fights in school used to be no big deal. You’d get marched off to the vice principal’s office and meet with the board of education. Same thing if you got lippy with a teacher. If you were rude to another student to the point the teacher found out about it you got after school detention.
Regardless of the punishment it was nothing compared to what awaited you at home when the old man got home from work.
An innocent girl is dead because of these little snots.
The good old days.
If you don’t have God in the home, things will go badly. It’s hard enough even if you do have that strong belief in God. It’s even worse when you don’t. Combine that with what these kids see on tv, movies and video games. Along with disconnected parents, no discipline. And kids that can do no wrong in there parents eyes and get to much. That’s a great combination for raising a self absorbed monster.
No kidding!!! That’s what kept me from doing things I shouldn’t. My dad only had to give me that look. And my sister would start crying even before he walked in the room...lol
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