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WWL: Bullying
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
04/01/2010
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"If it's mean, intervene."  -Jo Ann Freiberg

 

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49:01 minutes (23.53 MB)
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Prosecutors in Massachusetts are charging nine teenagers with bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince to death.Prince took her own life on January 14th, after what prosecutors say was an unrelenting campaign of bullying by her classmates at South Hadley High School in Massachusetts. Although there’s no clear criminal statute against bullying, a District Attorney is charging the teens with charges ranging from stalking and criminal harassment to assault and statutory rape. Some parents are angry that the school didn’t do more to stop the bullying.

Today, Where We Live, we’ll look into what this case means to the community, what it means legally, and what can be done to change school climate…so it doesn’t happen again.

Leave your questions and comments below, or contact Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg at the State Department of Education.  860-713-6598 or email joann.freiberg (at) ct.gov


 
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