Questions for parents in Florida bullying case
10/16/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Florida – Questions are being raised for the parents of two Florida teens arrested in connection with a bullying investigation. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), some are questioning whether the parents of the two girls, aged 12 and 14, should be held responsible for allowing them continued access to social networks following the suicide of a girl they have been accused of bullying, Rebecca Sedwick.
Sedwick reportedly jumped to her death at a concrete plant last month after allegedly being tormented by the girls online. The girls were recently arrested after a comment about the suicide was posted on Facebook last weekend. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is quoted as stating in a news conference that the comment read, “Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a …’ and you can add the last word yourself.”
Police reportedly considered charging the parents, but have been unable to prove that they were complacent or aware of the bullying according to sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilder.
The girls have been charged with third-degree felony aggravated stalking.
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