A teen who was exonerated in connection with a Massachusetts classmate's bullying-related suicide says he's grateful to her family for asking prosecutors to drop the charge against him, the Associated Press reports. Austin Renaud expressed condolences to 15-year-old Phoebe Prince's family Thursday and called the case "a very difficult and emotional experience for all involved." The South Hadley High freshman hanged herself last year after incessant bullying. Five former classmates accepted plea deals last week in their criminal cases…

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