Update in Florida Bullying Case: Charges Dropped

I recently wrote about the horrendous case of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, a 12-year-old who jumped to her death from a cement plant after enduring repeated attacks of cyber-bullying.

In the wake of her death, the Polk County sheriff's office (Florida) filed charges against two of Rebecca's peers (one age 12, the other 14). The girls were charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony.


A few days ago, word arrived that the charges had been dropped.  According to the New York Times, the "decision was made by the Polk County state attorney's office after weeks of investigation and an analysis of thousands of Facebook messages failed to turn up enough evidence to charge the girls."

Full article here.

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