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  • Gay "It Gets Better" Anti-Bullying Speaker Outed for Bullying Christian KIDS

    04/27/2012 11:44:06 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 13 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/28/12 | David Bellow
    If Obama and all these liberal groups supporting "It Gets Better" want to really stand up against bullying then they should stand up and tell the world that what Dan Savage did by bullying these Christian KIDS is wrong. Let me be clear, this following story from Todd Starnes of Fox News about Dan Savage of "It Gets Better" Bullying Christian kids is just another example of persecution and hypocrisy that Christians face in America. Worldwide now and throughout history, Christians are killed and bullied on a mass scale for believing in Jesus. bullying because of homosexuality does not even get measured on the same scale...
  • Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens

    04/27/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT · by Redcat · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant “pansy asses.” The speaker was Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” project, an anti-bullying campaign that has reached more than 40 million viewers with contributors ranging from President Obama to Hollywood stars. Savage also writes a sex advice column called “Savage Love.” Savage, and his husband, were also guests at the White House for President Obama’s 2011 LGBT Pride Month reception. He was also...
  • Teacher/Bully: How My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher and Aide

    04/24/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT · by netmilsmom · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-12 | StuChaifetz
    This dad wired his Autistic son because he was told that he was violent. The teacher and aids abuse the child and even called him a "b@stard". It makes me sick. Union teacher has tenure, aide was fired.
  • Bullied Boy Suspended for Fighting Back

    04/21/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 73 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 20, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka
    A nine-year-old Colorado boy has reportedly been suspended from his elementary school after standing up to a bully who was physically harming him. Nathan Pemberton, a third grade student, claims that he was subject to beatings from another child and when he finally garnered the courage to stand up for himself he was punished and removed from West Elementary School in Colorado Springs, which his parents think is ludicrous, according to Mail Online. "One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face and then I got in trouble," Nathan...
  • NJ bully's paralyzing punch nets $4.2M settlement

    04/18/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2012
    NJ bully's paralyzing punch nets $4.2M settlement RAMSEY, N.J. – A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a known bully punched him in the abdomen. The settlement between the Ramsey school district and the family of Sawyer Rosenstein, who had complained to the district about being bullied, was worked out over the past two months but not made public until last week. The family's lawsuit alleged school officials knew or should have known the boy's attacker had violent tendencies and failed to comply...
  • Jim DeMint Calls Obama A 'Bully' (for trying to intimidate Supreme Court)

    04/05/2012 11:11:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    I4U Trending News ^ | April 5, 2012
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) called President Obama a "bully" Wednesday at an event in South Carolina for his targeted remarks about the Supreme Court.
  • Amended suit alleges new abuses at Kansas school

    03/24/2012 2:09:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 3+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/24/12 | ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press
    Wichita, Kan. (AP) -- A California boy attends only four days at a Kansas military boarding school where he is tormented by staff and students after breaking both his legs in separate incidents. A Tennessee student's stomach is forcibly branded as a rite of initiation. A Florida cadet breaks his hand fending off a student with a history of sexual abuse who tries to grope him, and school officials refuse to investigate or inform his parents of the attack. These claims are the latest additions to a growing list of former cadets who allege in a federal lawsuit they were...
  • Facebook message, apparently from suspected Ohio high school shooter: ‘Die, all of you’

    02/27/2012 12:45:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/12 | Alex Pappas
    A Facebook page appearing to belong to T.J. Lane, the suspected shooter at Chardon High School in Ohio, includes an essay describing a fantasy massacre that ends with the chilling words, “Die, all of you.” Lane, suspected of shooting classmates at his school Monday morning, appears to have taken to his Facebook page on Dec. 30 to post a rant about a “mistreated” man who takes revenge on the “the vermin in the street.” “He longed for only one thing, the world to bow at his feet,” the posting reads. “They too should feel his secret fear. The dismal drear.”...
  • Suspect in custody after 1 student killed, 4 wounded in shooting at Ohio high school

    02/27/2012 11:05:50 AM PST · by Doogle · 24 replies · 2+ views
    FOX ^ | 02/27/12 | FOXNEWS
    One student was killed and four were wounded during a shooting early Monday at an Ohio high school, authorities said. A suspect, whose name has not been released, is in police custody. Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office said the shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday at Chardon High School. Related Slideshow One killed, four wounded in shooting at Ohio high school One student was killed and four were wounded during a shooting at an Ohio high school. shooting at Ohio high school Feb. 27: S.W.A.T. members leave Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio Monday....
  • Will The Anti -"Bullying" Movement Become A Vehicle For Shari'a Enforcement?

    01/09/2012 12:21:05 PM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 1-5-12 | WILLIAM MAYER
    an Francisco, CA - - In U.S. educational circles, the prevention of "bullying" has become somewhat of a cause célčbre recently, despite its historical omnipresence in scholastic institutions. The trajectory of this trend, which is not what it appears on its face, is fraught with the potential of having a substantial corrosive effect on the First Amendment. First, what is bullying? Of course all of us understand what has been the standard definition of a bully, one who by their aggressive action, seeks to impose their will upon others. The Miriam Webster dictionary notes that bullying consists of "blustering"...
  • Mass. calls for day without name calling in school

    01/06/2012 2:37:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | January 6, 2012
    BOSTON—As part of the state's anti-bullying efforts in public schools, Gov. Deval Patrick has designated Jan. 25 as "No Name Calling Day" in Massachusetts.
  • Family: Bullying To Blame In Wyoming 13 Year-Old's Suicide

    01/06/2012 5:39:26 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 40 replies
    Wyoming Star-Tribune ^ | January 5, 2012 | Jeremy Pelzer
    CHEYENNE — Alexander Frye was usually quiet and shy around other 13-year-olds. He was slow to make friends at school, his family said, and he was often teased and bullied by classmates. With adults, Alex was a different person: He was talkative, made friendships easily and impressed even longtime Union Pacific veterans with his encyclopedic knowledge of trains. About 200 of those adults packed the American Legion Post 6 hall on Wednesday for a police debriefing on Alex, who shot himself in a field south of the Union Pacific railyards early Sunday morning, according to the Laramie County coroner. The...
  • Collier judge upholds 'Stand Your Ground' stabbing death defense in teen's bus stop bullying

    01/05/2012 7:22:46 PM PST · by heartwood · 35 replies
    Naples News ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | VICTORIA MACCHI
    NAPLES — A 15-year-old who fatally stabbed his school mate will no longer face criminal prosecution. A judge’s ruling, made public Tuesday, granted a motion to dismiss the second-degree murder charge against Jorge Saavedra in the death of 16-year-old Dylan Nuno on the grounds that he acted in self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The State Attorney’s Office has indicated that it will not appeal the ruling. Nuno’s family and friends criticized Collier County Circuit Judge Lauren Brodie’s decision, calling it “unbelievable” and “heartbreaking.” “We know this wasn’t the right decision,” said Dylan’s aunt, Adriana Nuno.“(The judge) is showing...
  • 8 soldiers charged for bullying soldier who killed himself

    12/22/2011 7:18:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 22, 2011 | Chris Hawley (Associated Press)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Even before the Army sent him to Afghanistan, supporters say, Pvt. Daniel Chen was fighting a personal war. [snip] Then he was sent overseas, and the hazing began: Soldiers dragged him across a floor, pelted him with stones and forced him to hold liquid in his mouth while hanging upside down, according to diary entries and other accounts cited by a community activist. On Oct. 3, the 19-year-old Chen was found dead in a guardhouse in Afghanistan with what the Army said was apparently a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • Where Have Our Cojones Gone?

    12/07/2011 7:20:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week in Boston, a seven-year-old boy named Mark got into a fight with a bully. The bully put his hands around the boy's throat and began to squeeze. That's when Mark fought back; he kicked his aggressor right in the family jewels. In a normal society, we'd celebrate Mark. Throw him a ticker tape parade or something. Bullies need a sharp kick to the testicles. That's how you convince them that bullying is wrong. But in Boston, Mark was charged with sexual assault. Just to get this straight: Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank's gay lover can run a homosexual prostitution...
  • The Homosexual Agenda In Our Public Schools

    11/26/2011 10:10:37 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | November 26, 2011 | GARY YINGER
    The homosexual agenda could destroy the moral fabric of our country as they target children, since that is where our future lies. Have you checked your local school's curriculum and textbooks? Homosexual activists have set a well planned and well financed agenda that started in the 1960s and now includes not only tolerance of their lethal lifestyle but acceptance with privileges as a special class, as a minority group. The key target is our youth. This can be seen in the following written by "gay revolutionary" Mark Swift and printed in the February 15, 1987 issue of Gay Community News....
  • Teachers caught on tape bullying special-needs girl

    11/16/2011 4:25:48 PM PST · by lowbridge · 60 replies ^ | November 15, 2011 | Scott Stump
    When a 14-year-old special needs student in Ohio told her father she was being bullied at school, he figured it was something that many teenagers endure. Then he realized it was his daughter’s teachers doing the bullying. “We were shocked,’’ he tearfully said. “We couldn’t know. We didn’t know.’’ After being told repeatedly by school administrators that his daughter was lying about being harassed and bullied, he outfitted her with a hidden tape recorder under her clothes. For the next four days, she recorded a series of abusive and cutting remarks from a teacher and a teacher’s aide at Miami...
  • Why Does Michigan’s Anti-Bullying Bill Protect Religious Tormenters? (*BARF ALERT*)

    11/07/2011 9:49:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 11/4/11 | Amy Sullivan
    As a transplanted Michigander, I’ve always maintained pride in my home state. I’ve only owned American cars. I believed in the Lions even during the really dismal years. I still point to my hand to show people which part of the state I’m from. But the Michigan legislature is doing its best to make me hang my head in shame. On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state senate passed an anti-bullying bill that manages to protect school bullies instead of those they victimize. It accomplishes this impressive feat by allowing students, teachers, and other school employees to claim that “a sincerely held...
  • W.Va. aiming to protect LGBT students from bullies

    11/07/2011 9:55:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 11/7/11 | VICKI SMITH
    A proposed anti-bullying policy for West Virginia schools acknowledges that sexual orientation and gender identity are common reasons for harassment. The state Department of Education is taking public comments until 4 p.m. Tuesday about the 75-page student conduct and disciplinary policy that the Board of Education will consider Dec. 14. If approved, changes that specifically acknowledge the targeting of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students would go into effect July 1, 2012.
  • Hey Lady Gaga, Kids Have a Time-Tested Answer for Bullies: Punch Them in the Mouth

    09/27/2011 10:13:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2011 | John Hawkins
    The sad case of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay kid who committed suicide after being bullied, has inspired Lady Gaga to try to get involved in the situation. She’s insisting that bullying be made illegal. Since she’s a spoiled pop star suggesting an idea that’s about as sensible as wearing a meat suit, she probably won’t have much luck with it. And she certainly shouldn’t.That being said, I have more empathy for Jamey Rodemeyer and other kids like him because I was bullied in high school and can tell you that it’s a horrible experience. Not only are you afraid...
  • The Media and 'Bullying' (Thomas Sowell)

    10/24/2011 1:19:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 25, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the 1920s, the intelligentsia on both sides of the Atlantic were loudly protesting the execution of political radicals Sacco and Vanzetti, after what they claimed was an unfair trial. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote to his young leftist friend Harold Laski, pointing out that there were "a thousand-fold worse cases" involving black defendants, "but the world does not worry over them." Holmes said: "I cannot but ask myself why this so much greater interest in red than black." To put it bluntly, it was a question of whose ox was gored. That is, what groups...
  • Commenters weigh in on claims that Hispanic children are being bullied because of immigration law

    10/23/2011 12:51:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    Alabama Live ^ | October 23, 2011 | Natalie Wade,
    An article by the Associated Press published Saturday reports incidents of bullying in Alabama schools toward Hispanic children. The article quotes several Hispanic parents who say the bullying stems from Alabama's new immigration law. The legislation is always a hot-button issue and a number of readers posted opinions on the article. Among the more than 150 comments, responses varied, with some debating the validity of the article because a number of quoted sources were unnamed due to their illegal status. Also, the Alabama Department of Education was cited in the article as receiving no reports of bullying linked to...
  • Abortion is the Greatest Destroyer of Peace: Bullying Begins in the Womb

    10/21/2011 8:12:59 AM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/21/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    No matter where you look these days there is a news report, commentary, study or conference on the growing National epidemic of bullying. One television network recently aired a multi-platform series on bullying. The National Education Association released statistics in 2010 indicating that every day 160,000 children miss school out of fear of some form of bullying, verbal, physical or cyber-bullying. Bullying is a real problem, but it is not a new phenomenon. It does appear to be on the increase and concern over bullying is legitimate. I have raised five children and now have six grandchildren. I have had...
  • Teen: Kissing another male cost me my cheerleading post

    10/14/2011 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/14/2011 | Elizabeth Chuck
    A 17-year-old senior says he was kicked off the cheerleading squad and suspended because he kissed another male at their high school in Alice, Texas. The boy told KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi on Thursday that he was suspended after he was seen on surveillance camera with the fellow student in the school's band hall. "They never check [school] cameras for anything unless something is stolen," the student said to KRIS, asking that his identity not be revealed. "I'm sure we were the only ones, sexual orientation-wise, being caught like that." The teen has done cheerleading for years and had just...
  • 'Sesame Street' aims to nip bullying in the bud

    10/14/2011 12:38:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | Melissa Healy
    We all know that many bullies get their start in the sandbox, not the boardroom, and that their youngest victims can nurture the resulting hurt for a lifetime. No surprise, then, that next week, "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Elmo--who despite their agelessness have been around a long time--will tackle the subject of bullying in its earliest phases. Three new episodes devoted to bullying air Monday, Tuesday and Friday (Oct. 17, 18 and 21), kicking off a broad initiative that includes a Web page with advice and discussion for parents and activities for kids and a five-part video series that...
  • Group Of Democrat Lawmakers Want To Take Away Free Speech Right & Make It A ‘Privilege’

    10/05/2011 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-11 | Curt
    Four New York State Senators, Jeff Klein, Diane Savino, David Carlucci and David Valesky (all Democrats btw...surprise, surprise), have all signed off on a proposal to turn your free speech right, a right that is inherent to all people by virture of their being people, into a right that can be restricted. Proponents of a more refined First Amendment argue that this freedom should be treated not as a right but as a privilege — a special entitlement granted by the state on a conditional basis that can be revoked if it is ever abused or maltreated. That's right. They...
  • Hey Lady Gaga: What about the nerds? Are some bullying victims more equal than others?

    09/28/2011 8:17:15 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 8 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 9/28/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    Lady Gaga appeared at an Obama fundraiser last weekend demanding attention legislation aimed at protecting gay bullying victims from their tormenters. But what about all of the other kids around the country who get picked on, beaten up or ostracized for being smart, overweight, or just well looking different than the other kids? As someone who was relegated to the nerdy side of the cafeteria when I was in high school, what about us, Miss Germanotta – to use Lady Gaga’s proper name? I do not mean to diminish or condone bullying against anyone on account of who individuals have...
  • Poll: Young people say online meanness pervasive

    09/27/2011 5:15:55 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 23 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/2011 | CONNIE CASS and STACY A. ANDERSON
    Catherine Devine had her first brush with an online bully in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. Someone set up the screen name "devinegirl" and, posing as Catherine, sent her classmates instant messages full of trashy talk and lies. "They were making things up about me, and I was the most innocent 12-year-old ever," Devine remembers. "I hadn't even kissed anybody yet." As she grew up, Devine, now 22, learned to thrive in the electronic village. But like other young people, she occasionally stumbled into one of its dark alleys. A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth...
  • Lady Gaga: Bullying must become illegal

    09/27/2011 1:40:39 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:52 PM 09/22/2011 | Updated: 4:12 PM 09/22/2011 | Laura Donovan
    Performance artist Lady Gaga is calling on the government to make bullying a federal offense. Reacting to the recent suicide of bullied gay Buffalo teen Jamey Rodemeyer, the 25-year-old New Yorker tweeted Wednesday, “Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. Bullying must become be [sic] illegal. It is a hate crime.” Linking to the late boy’s “It Gets Better” YouTube video, which encourages viewers to love themselves and ignore the haters, Lady Gaga said she’s been sobbing, musing, and shouting since the tormented 14-year-old’s Sunday death. “The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling,” Lady...
  • LI mom busted assaulting young girl after egging 12-year-olds to fight each other: 'I'm no monster'

    09/14/2011 2:20:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 13, 2011 | Stephen Barcelo, Lukas I. Alpert and Nancy Dillon
    The Long Island woman accused of inciting a bare-knuckle brawl between her 12-year-old daughter and another child insists she's not the monster mom depicted in shocking video of the fight. "I'm not the bad person they're making me out to be," Daphne Melin, 32, told the Daily News Tuesday. "My daughter's been cyber-bullied. They called her whore, b---h and the 's' word," she said, sporting long, thick black eyeliner and huge hoop earrings. "I've talked to the principals at her school, and that's gotten me nowhere - no help," she claimed. "I've taken it upon myself to do what I...
  • Anoka-Hennepin school district stands by gay 'neutrality' policy

    08/14/2011 9:19:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-14-11 | sarah horner
    It's one sentence. And it has thrown Minnesota's largest school district into the national debate on gay rights. "Anoka-Hennepin staff, in the course of their professional duties, shall remain neutral on matters regarding sexual orientation including but not limited to student led discussions." Controversy over that line within Anoka-Hennepin schools' Sexual Orientation Curriculum Policy has hung over the suburban district for more than two years. The policy itself is the only known one like it in Minnesota. Parents of students who are gay, bisexual or transgender, or perceived to be, say the directive leaves their children vulnerable to bullies. Teachers...
  • Local school officials say they are still unclear on new anti-bullying rules

    07/09/2011 11:08:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies ^ | 8 July 2011 | JENNIFER BOGDAN
    In less than two months, school districts across the state will be operating under some of the strictest anti-bullying policies in the nation. Yet local school officials say they are still confused about some of the state requirements and are unclear on how some aspects of the policies will be implemented. What's more, they say, the potential workload brought on by the new regulations could inundate schools, which in many cases are operating on leaner staffs than they were a few years ago. Before the start of the school year in September, districts must adopt individual anti-bullying policies, although much...
  • Dallas student, 12, duct-taped to chair and beaten by classmates while teacher ignored attack: mom

    05/19/2011 1:42:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 19th 2011 | Larry Mcshane
    A 12-year-old Dallas student was bound to a chair with duct tape and beaten by four classmates as a substitute teacher stood and ignored the attack, according to the victim's mom. The Dallas school district is investigating the charges made by Keneshia Richardson, who claims the attackers wrapped tape around her son's mouth to keep him from shouting. "It was uncalled for," Richardson told The Dallas Morning News, adding her son had trouble breathing. The woman said his hands were taped to the chair, he was wrapped with a telephone cord, and the attackers knocked him to the ground. The...
  • Black Race Pimps: I'm Callin' You Out!

    05/12/2011 5:17:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    This news story totally infuriated me. Headline: Van Jones' Political Group Targets 'Celebrity Apprentice'. Text by Daniel Miller, Reuters "An African-American political advocacy group is targeting "Celebrity Apprentice" star Donald Trump in the aftermath of what many feel are racially tinged political comments made about President Obama. On Thursday, the organization ColorOfChange launched a Twitter-based campaign to persuade black 'Celebrity Apprentice' cast members Star Jones and Lil Jon to denounce Trump for what the group terms 'race-baiting.'" I am so sick of these racist so-called civil rights groups bullying people with race. It is an indisputable fact that the liberal...
  • The Phoenix Rising for Phoebe Prince

    05/10/2011 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | May 10, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Attention readers: The following is the first of a two-part series.I was bullied once. I was about 10 years old. Unfortunately, many kids can't protect themselves like I once did. Even worse, so much bullying today has turned to torment. Yesteryear's boyhood brawls have transformed into today's torture. It's a new day in which social networks have created cyber-bullying. Why harass a kid in a school hall with a handful of kids when one can use Facebook and YouTube to bully him or her repeatedly in full view of the whole world? In so doing, the public damage and consequences...
  • Two teens finally convicted for bullying-related suicide of Phoebe Prince, 15

    05/04/2011 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 6:28 PM on 4th May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Two teenagers have been convicted in connection with the suicide of Phoebe Prince who hanged herself after months of relentless bullying. Sean Mulveyhill and Kayla Narey, both 18, pleaded guilty to the criminal harassment of Phoebe who was just 15 when she died. She had recently moved to Massachusetts from Ireland and briefly dated Mulveyhill. They are the only two of the six teenagers who were charged in connection with Phoebe's bullying-related suicide at South Hadley High school.
  • SC Chair remains unconvinced that long series of bullying incidents led to suicide

    04/29/2011 7:22:54 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 7 replies ^ | 4/28/2011 | Niina Heikkinen
    With South Hadley High School preparing for a new principal and the School Committee moving forward with several new members, former South Hadley School Committee Chairman Ed Boisselle says he is still not convinced that Phoebe Prince or her family sought help from the school because of continuous bullying from South Hadley students.
  • Plea deal for teenagers charged over suicide of Phoebe Prince

    04/27/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:19 PM on 27th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Five of the six teenagers charged with driving a 15-year-old Irish girl to suicide after an unrelenting bullying campaign have struck a plea deal agreement with prosecutors. Despite denying the original charges of stalking, harassment and civil rights violations causing bodily injury they have now agreed to admit to a misdemeanour charge of harassment, and in exchange prosecutors will drop the more serious charges against them. Kayla Narey, Sharon Chanon Velázquez, Ashley Longe, Sean Mulveyhill, and Flannery Mullins, all of South Hadley High School, faced felony and misdemeanour charges.
  • Plea deal in Phoebe Prince bullying case

    04/26/2011 12:51:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 04/26/2011 | AP
    One of six teens charged in a notorious bullying case has struck a plea agreement with prosecutors in western Massachusetts. A court motion filed today by an attorney for 17-year-old Sharon Chanon Velazquez says lawyers expect to present a proposed plea deal to a Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court judge for consideration next week. Velazquez faces charges including criminal harassment and stalking. She was among six charged last year after the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, a South Hadley High freshman who had transferred from Ireland. All have pleaded not guilty.
  • Bull About Bullying (Thomas Sowell)

    04/18/2011 1:45:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 18, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    There is a lot of talk from many people about bullying in school. The problem is that it is all talk. There is no sign that anybody is going to do anything that is likely to reduce bullying. When politicians want to do nothing, and yet look like they are doing something, they appoint a blue ribbon committee or go to the U.N. or assign some Cabinet member to look into the problem and report back to the President — hoping that the issue will be forgotten by the time he reports back. When educators are going to do...
  • Samantha Shaw, 7, Gets Plastic Surgery to Avoid Bullies

    04/14/2011 8:49:09 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 67 replies ^ | April 14, 2011 | Kate James
    A 7-year-old girl named Samantha Shaw got plastic surgery because her mother feared bullies. The young girl has cup ears that protruded, and one of which also exhibited the condition known as lop ear. Did the family go too far? The little girl had been teased over her ears, and her parents finally decided that surgery to 'fix' the issue was the only solution. The procedure is called otoplasty where the ears are pinned back. This is extreme at such a young age, and going under the knife is not exactly completely safe. There are many complications that can occur,...
  • Budget Deal Triggers HuffPo’s Childhood Trauma

    04/11/2011 12:19:40 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 5 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 11, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Star Trek fans will recall the Mirror Universe, a parallel dimension where Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise were part of an evil empire instead of the peaceful Federation. The shtick was revisited throughout the franchise and always followed the same basic premise. Everything in the Mirror Universe was precisely the opposite of our normal universe. The good guys were the bad guys. The bad guys were the good guys. Even some laws of nature were inverted. Every time I read Robert Reich, I feel as though I have crossed over into that Mirror Universe. If I...
  • Attack on 10-year-old Qld flood victim

    04/07/2011 9:23:48 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 4 replies
    sky news Australia ^ | Updated: 07:32, Friday April 8, 2011 | sky news Australia
    A Toowoomba boy who survived a wall of water which killed his mum and brother has been the target of 'callous' bullying. Toowoomba's local newspaper The Chronicle says Blake Rice, 10, has been bullied by a group of teenagers who used sticks to assault him, breaking his collarbone.
  • Teen 'Mean Girl' charged with cyber-bullying after creating Facebook page calling classmates 'hoes'

    03/23/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    A 16-year-old girl is facing up to a year in jail after creating a Facebook page insulting her classmate as 'hoes'. The teenage 'Mean Girl' allegedly posted nine photographs of the girls from her school in Manassas, Virginia, and added lewd comments about them. The Facebook page called 'Stonewall Hoes' has since been taken down by authorities. But the teen, who has not been named, has been charged with cyber bullying at Stonewall Jackson High. Authorities said the comments posted under the photos led to the charges of harassment by computer.The girl has been suspended and now faces expulsion. Student...
  • The Bullies’ Many Pulpits

    03/23/2011 9:24:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 23, 2011 | Robert Knight
    When I was a kid, I got bullied fairly frequently because I was short. So my parents enrolled me in a Judo class. After a few unexpected flips in the hallways, the bullies left me alone. Confronting bullies helps build character. There are times, of course, when Judo won’t work and the best strategy is to avoid the jerks or sic a teacher or principal on them. Almost everybody has a story. But now, bullying has become a federal issue. Rep. Jackie Speier is on a crusade to use the U.S. government to stamp out bullying in America. The northern...
  • Yes, Violence Can be the Answer

    03/23/2011 5:13:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 22 March, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    It was the body slam heard around the world. When some Australian schoolboys decided to videotape themselves bullying 15-year old Casey Heynes, one of them got more than he bargained for. Casey, who had been pushed around and humiliated for years, responded to a punch in his face and other attempted blows by hoisting his tormentor WWE style and introducing him to the pavement. The result was a video that went viral in a way the bullies had never imagined and for a reason they certainly had never hoped: Casey has become a hero worldwide. That is, a hero to...
  • Anti-abortion fliers spark campus outrage

    03/22/2011 11:50:20 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | March 21, 2011
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- It has become the talk among African American students at the prestigious Princeton Theological Seminary -- racially charged fliers and postings. All of it is apparently anti-abortion literature. Among the fliers was one that displayed a noose and another with the words "in the new klan lynching is for amateurs."... "There was a lot of devastation for me, psychological damage, injury, because I saw this as social bullying," student Shirley Thomas said... The fliers originate from various sources, pointing out the number of African American deaths by abortion. Student Katherine Timpte called the fliers "appalling and tragic...
  • World heaps praise on dad (Dad turns in own kids to police for bullying)

    03/21/2011 4:48:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | March 22, 2011 | Zane Jackson
    A STORY about an Ipswich father who claimed he was so irate when he discovered his two kids were bullies that he marched them into a police station has been a huge online hit. -snip The man, who only wanted to be identified as Matt, told radio station 97.3FM the incident started last week when he came home from work early. “I came around the corner three streets from home. There’s my 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter and they’re fair beating the living crap out of this kid.” He said he damaged his car as he pulled up on the...
  • Special needs student punched at Miss. high school (one week "punishment")

    03/21/2011 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    JACKSON — A video circulating on the Internet shows a Mississippi special needs student being punched in the face, and now the teenager’s family wants stiffer punishment for the attacker and implementation of a stronger bullying policy. Amy Snyder said Monday that her nephew, a 16-year-old freshman at East Union High near New Albany, was punched Feb. 25. She said the other student was wearing a boxing glove when he hit her nephew in the school gymnasium during a study hall. She said it was a violent and unprovoked attack. Snyder said her nephew functions on a 10-year-old level and...
  • Autistic Boy Punched By Bullies, Fears for Safety at School

    03/21/2011 1:50:08 PM PDT · by Main Street · 62 replies
    This emotional video will break your heart. Listen as this 16-year-old special needs student talks to Craig Rivera about what happened when he was punched by school bullies. Plus, find out what police are — or aren’t — doing to protect the teen.