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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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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Susan Boyle: I was bullied, beaten at school for being slow

Mark Jeffries
Scottish Daily Record
SINGING sensation Susan Boyle has revealed she was bullied and got the belt every day at school.

She also unveiled her new look as she prepares for the release of her debut album, I Dreamed A Dream – with pre- sales thought to be well over 100,000.

The Britain’s Got Talent star also spoke frankly about her learning difficulties.
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Tyler Long: Did bullying lead Georgia teen to suicide?

Karen Zatkulak
News Channel 9
Chatsworth, Georgia — A family wants answers after they say bullying lead to their son’s death. Seventeen year old Tyler Long committed suicide last month.

“He was my best friend, my role model, I looked to him for advice,” Troy Long, Tyler’s fourteen-year-old brother, says.
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