Monday, April 5, 2010

Bullying cases increasing



Area district attorneys from MA find themselves inundated with calls following a South Hadley teen's suicide. The state legislature is struggling to craft anti-bullying legislation but concerned parents, school administrators and law enforcement are getting anxious about their role and responsibility in responding to bullying.

"It has been an explosion," Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said, referring to the number of calls his office has received about school bullying.
Blodgett said his office was fielding a handful of cases per week before Monday's announcement that nine teens have been indicted in connection with the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince.


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Past Posts on Bullying:
Bullying Prevention: Life Lessons on Good and Evil

Why Bullying Programs Succeed or Fail