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  • 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
    Masslive.com ^ | 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.
  • The Complicated Tale of Phoebe Prince

    10/05/2010 10:31:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 04, 2010 | by Jessica Bennett
    It started with rumors, a love triangle, and a dirty look in a high-school bathroom. Soon jokes about an "Irish slut" cropped up on Facebook, and a girl’s face was scribbled out of a class photo hanging up at school. One day, in the cafeteria, another girl marched in, pointed at her, and shouted "stay away from other people’s men." A week later, as the girl walked home, a car full of students crept close. One kid hurled a crumpled soda can out the window, followed closely by shrieks of "whore!" If your children had behaved like this, how would...
  • Expert: Leak of Phoebe Prince’s past a bullying move

    07/26/2010 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 23, 2010 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The leak of private information about Phoebe Prince’s mental-health history is part of a “sick” defense strategy that could backfire against the six South Hadley teenagers charged in connection with her suicide, a former prosecutor said yesterday.
  • Austin Renaud, charged with rape in Phoebe Prince case, arrested for DUI of alcohol

    04/19/2010 12:56:06 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 17 replies · 908+ views
    masslive.com ^ | 04/19/10 | Fred Contrada
    HOLYOKE – A Springfield man charged with statutory rape in the Phoebe Prince case was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol early Sunday. Austin Renaud, 18, is scheduled to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court Tuesday on the charge. According to police reports, an officer spotted Renaud’s vehicle stopped along Route 5 at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning with the hazard lights on. Renaud handed the officer his driver’s license without being asked and said he had a flat tire. The officer noticed that Renaud’s eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and that he had an odor...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • Show some mercy

    04/09/2010 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 13 replies · 591+ views
    Daily Collegian ^ | April 1, 2010 | Rachel Dougherty
    Following three months of harassment by fellow students at South Hadley High School, student Phoebe Prince committed suicide. Prince’s reported “bullycide” has brought national scrutiny on the quiet suburban town of South Hadley and provoked a lawsuit against the students involved in the bullying. The prosecution announced on Monday that nine South Hadley students were being indicted on felony charges in the case of Prince’s death. The charges against the students are part of an anti-bullying movement in the state that began following the suicide of Springfield student Carl Walker last year. The students who bullied Phoebe Prince should be...
  • Should we be criminalizing bullies?

    04/09/2010 5:52:25 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 80 replies · 1,332+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2010 | By Ruth Marcus
    My heart aches for the parents of Phoebe Prince, the 15-year-old Massachusetts high school student who committed suicide in January after being relentlessly bullied at school and online.
  • Bullying and Harassing

    04/09/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 48 replies · 820+ views
    Denver Post.com ^ | April 9, 2010 | Patriot777
    DALLAS — A 13-year-old hangs himself in a Johnson County, Texas, barn. An 8-year-old jumps out of a two-story school building in Houston. Nine Massachusetts teenagers face jail time after allegedly harassing a girl so mercilessly that she killed herself. These incidents, all of which took place in one week, reframe the age-old phenomenon of the schoolyard bully. Students are turning to suicide, experts say, as an escape from taunts that now continue beyond the school day through cyberspace. Such drastic responses, they say, reveal how an action once considered a rite of passage has turned into a public health...
  • Documents: Bullied teen sought help from school

    04/09/2010 9:23:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 1,666+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 9 | STEPHANIE REITZ
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Documents show the Massachusetts girl who committed suicide after what prosecutors call relentless bullying sought help from a school administrator a week before her death....
  • 3 girls plead not guilty in suicide bullying case

    04/08/2010 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 39 replies · 1,115+ views
    MSNBC ^ | updated 1:15 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 8, 2010 | Unknown
    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...
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • Facebook Bullying: First Phoebe Prince, Now Constance McMillen

    04/07/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 36 replies · 1,123+ views
    Nowpublic.com ^ | 04/07/10 | Yuliya Talmazan
    The suicide death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince had nationwide resonance when it was discovered that the teenager was relentlessly bullied on and off school grounds by a group of fellow classmates for months before her death. The bullying of Phoebe Prince, an immigrant from Ireland, has taken on many different forms ranging from verbal abuse to threatening text messages to bottles thrown at her on the way from school. But, one form of abuse used against the teenager involved social networks and took the form of cyberbullying. It is alleged Prince was bullied online via Facebook and Craigslist, making it...
  • Schools head defends response to bullying

    04/01/2010 5:31:33 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 18 replies · 575+ views
    Boston Globe Staff ^ | April 1, 2010 | Peter Schworm
    South Hadley schools superintendent Gus Sayer, in his first extensive comments yesterday on the criminal charges brought against nine teenagers, defended school officials’ handling of the bullying that preceded student Phoebe Prince’s suicide.
  • Mass. High School Girl Takes Life After Allegedly Taunted by Cyber Bullies

    01/26/2010 11:55:01 AM PST · by Sopater · 123 replies · 3,249+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    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.
  • Punishment For Bullies

    04/01/2010 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 20 replies · 769+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | April 1, 2010 | Niuhuru
    What sort of punishment should these bullies face and what punishments do you think should be meted out. Let's also discuss what other school systems in other countries deal with bullying in schools.
  • Mom of teen charged with bullying student into suicide blames victim

    03/31/2010 2:44:41 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 84 replies · 2,443+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/31/10 | Helen Kennedy
    The mother of one of the "Mean Girls" charged with bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince to death defended her daughter Tuesday, saying she never lifted a hand against the tormented girl but just "called her names." Angeles Chanon admitted that her daughter, Sharon Chanon Velazquez, 16, had once been suspended from school for verbally abusing Phoebe - but blamed the bullied girl for starting it. "(Sharon) exchanged a couple of words with her," Chanon told the Boston Herald. "Phoebe was calling her names. They're teenagers. They call names." Chanon insisted her daughter never "physically assaulted" Phoebe, no matter what the District...