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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Facebook launches safety tips as part of anti-bullying week

The Guardian
The theme of this year’s National Anti-Bullying-Week, which starts today, is cyber-bullying. In fact, after name calling cyber-bullying is the most common type of bullying, as a recent study for the Department for Children, Schools and Families revealed. It is an issue has to be taken seriously: 47% of 14-year-olds in the survey reported bullying. Its impact continues as kids get older: 41% of 15-year-olds and 29% of 16-year-olds report facing the problem.
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San Diego, Calif.: School bullying has daughter in fear

News10.com
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego mother is seeking legal action after she said bullying from her daughter’s former classmate has spiraled out of control, 10News reported.

Alkini Lauderdale’s 14-year old-daughter stopped going to school because she’s afraid for her safety. Lauderdale said a classmate had been harassing her since the 5th grade, and she’s worried it’ll never stop.
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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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