Phoebe Prince Suicide: 2 Students Expelled for Cyber Bullying Irish Immigrant
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
She was found hanging at home after she faced relentless bullying from fellow students who called her an "Irish slut" for dating a senior football player. They taunted her on Facebook and even posted derogatory comments after she died. The Irish girl had only been in America for a few months since her parents moved to Massachusetts.
So people in South Hadley responded en mass, holding protests and showing up at school board meetings demanding the resignation of the principal and school superintendent, contending that bullying was endemic at the school.
A month later, school officials have announced that at least two students have been expelled. Others have apparently left the school voluntarily. No names or the number of students have been released, but it seems administrators have finally gotten the message.
Also see Phoebe Prince Commits Suicide after Onslaught of Cyber Bullying from Fellow Students.