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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Drake frat banned for hazing; 2 others under investigation

KCCI 8 News
DES MOINES, Iowa — Members of the Drake University Phi Delta Theta chapter are learning they’re no longer a fraternity.

Two incidents in two weeks have two Drake fraternities in big trouble.
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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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Paramedic: Dive in pool saved burned teen’s life

By Rich Phillips
CNN
Deerfield Beach, Florida (CNN) — It’s a call that no firefighter ever wants to have to answer.

For firefighter-paramedic Bobby Goss, it was the worst call of his four-year career. And when you hear the screams of 15-year-old Michael Brewer on the 911 calls, you know why this was such a horrific call for help. Michael Brewer had been set on fire.
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Two Pinellas Co., Fla. families sue schools over bullying

By ROD CHALLENGER
Tampa Tribune
At least two families are suing the Pinellas County school district over allegations of bullying.

Velma Newman, the mother of one victim, said she wants to force the school district to take action so that other children don’t end up like her son.
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