Here in Massachusetts the Phoebe Prince story has gotten a lot of press, but now its getting a bit of national coverage.
Now out of respect to the departed, and to their families, I’m not going to go into details and discuss the issues of the various cases.
I will say that these people chose to commit suicide, and they committed suicide ALONE. Now brutal bullying and mistreatment should not be tolerated and we should all do our best to make the world as nice a place as possible for everybody, even those we dislike or don’t respect.
That being said all the laws, legislation and serious criminal charges that are floating around for these cases.
These people being charged were bullies. But they did not KILL these people, these people killed themselves. Yet these charges are only being leveled after the person killed themselves.
These cases are sad, and horrible, but #1 WE ARE ALL VICTIMS OF BULLYING! Every single school has some people who underwent some pretty egregious bullying, and every school in the past has, and will in the future. If everybody who was severely bullied committed suicide we wouldn’t have much of a population, and our soldiers would be trained in bullying.
#2. When a troubled teen commits suicide do we really need to find somebody to blame?
Again horrible stories, and frankly a bunch of assholes who I don’t have a lot of respect for, but at what point are we crossing the bridge to witch hunts?