School leaders face questions about bullying that led to suicide
By staff and wire services reports
April 2nd, 2010
School officials in South Hadley, Mass., are disputing claims that they had long known about the hazing of a 15-year-old student who committed suicide, reports the New York Times. On one point, everyone agrees: the high school students who taunted and threatened Phoebe Prince for three months, until she hanged herself, deserve to be punished. But acrimony over what school officials knew and how they dealt with the bullying of Prince, 15, has intensified since March 29, when the district attorney announced that nine students who hounded her would face criminal charges. School leaders said the district...
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