What Really Happened to Phoebe Prince?
Six teens remained charged--down from the original nine
--in the death of Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after bullying at school
. Legal writer Emily Bazelon of Slate.com continues her investigation of the case with a new three part series:
I've wrestled with how much of this information to publish. Phoebe's family has suffered terribly. But when the D.A. charged kids with causing Phoebe's death and threatened them with prison, she invited an inquiry into other potential causes. The whole story is a lot more complicated than anyone has publicly allowed for. [more inside]
9 Teenagers Charged After Classmate's Suicide.
In April 2009, an 11 year old in Springfield, MA killed himself after enduring relentless anti-gay bullying
. In January of this year, Phoebe Prince--a recent immigrant from rural Ireland to South Hadley, MA--killed herself after months of harassment
from her high school classmates. And now, 10 days after the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed
an anti-bullying bill, 9 teenagers have been charged in Prince's death