Three plead not guilty in Massachusetts school bullying case

By STEPHEN SINGER (AP)
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Three Massachusetts teenagers pleaded not guilty through their lawyers Tuesday in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after what prosecutors call months of threats and harassment.
The teens were not required to appear at the hearing in Hampshire Superior Court.
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McNabb Middle School basketball players allege sexual assault

ABC 36 News
Montgomery County, Kentucky — In Montgomery County, a group of McNabb Middle School basketball players are back on the court after being suspended for three games for hazing younger players. Some parents think the punishment was not severe enough.

“No one should have to go through anything like this especially a 12 year old child. All they wanted to do was play basketball. They didn’t expect anything like this to happen,” 6th grade parent, Chandra Davis, said.
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Delta Tau Delta: Ohio University frat accused of hazing

BY RANDY LUDLOW
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
An Ohio University fraternity and its members could be suspended or expelled following allegations that pledges were forced to drink large amounts of alcohol and were beaten.

Two students’ injuries required treatment at the Athens hospital while several others received minor injuries Thursday night at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, according to OU and Athens police.
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Louisiana parent sues son’s school, alleges bullying

By David Spunt
WAFB.COM News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A Baton Rouge parent is suing The Dunham School over what he calls a case of old fashioned bullying. Dr. Russell Saloom, a Baton Rouge ophthalmologist, says The Dunham School did nothing to stop the harassment of his child.

Saloom says his ten-year-old son was bullied at the school for three years. He claims he and his wife spoke to several teachers and administrators, and says nothing was done.
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No criminal charges in Georgia teen’s suicide, bullying

Rachel Brown
The Daily Citizen
Chattsworth, Georgia — No one will be charged at Murray County High School in connection with alleged bullying incidents David and Tina Long say led to their son’s Oct. 17 suicide.

The couple asked the Chatsworth Police Department to look into their son Tyler’s last days, saying he took his life because he was distraught over years of being bullied at school. They say the school system didn’t try to protect their son or adequately address their complaints, and they are considering filing a lawsuit against it.
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Sanibel island school, feds looking into bullying allegations

By MCKENZIE CASSIDY
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Fort Myers, Fla. — Lee County School Board Chairman Steve Teuber confirmed Tuesday night that the school district is investigating allegations made by parents from the city of Sanibel about systematic bullying and intimidation.

Parents of students at The Sanibel School first addressed the board Nov. 3. On Tuesday the board heard from 34 speakers, an overwhelming majority of them addressing the allegations.
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Massachusetts legislators hear appeals for anti-bullying law

By MOLLY CONNORS
Cape Cod Times
BOSTON — A Cape Cod mother made a tearful plea to state legislators yesterday to pass one of a dozen bills addressing school bullying, saying the state must step in to assure schools do their job in protecting students from mental and physical anguish.

“I felt my son needed to be protected. The bullying completely disrupted his ability to feel safe in a learning environment,” said Theresa Jackson, a Forestdale resident and mother of a 13-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder.
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