Slate and I find it interesting what some of the students that weren't involved had to say:
Exactly what I have been saying. It was bad, but it wasn't anything unique. I still think that Phoebe Prince's reaction was what was out of the ordinary here and if it weren't for her dramatic answer to a normal problem every kid goes through, then these other kids wouldn't be having their permanent records and lives damaged...all to make a community feel better about the selfish act of a disturbed young lady."A lot of it was normal girl drama," one girl told me. "If you want to label it bullying, then I've bullied girls and girls have bullied me. Her history made it affect her more. It wasn't the school being terrible. It was really bad, it was one of the worst things I've heard of some girls doing to another girl. But it wouldn't have hurt most people that much."