"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Holy crap, seriously? Kids being *charged* with bullying? This happens day in and day out, across the country, for decades. Centuries! It's just a fact of life.
Yes, it's too bad that this girl had a serious over reaction, but it is NOT the fault of the bullies. She made the choice to do what she did. SHE did. HER. Alone.
Were the kids mean? Yup. Were they assholes? Yup. Did they cause her death? Nope.
If she had an underlying mental/emotional disorder that led to her being unable to handle negativity, that's not their fault either.
So let me get this straight... if an emotionally unbalanced person gets dumped by their girlfriend, or cheated on by them, and decides to kill themselves, you think it would be appropriate to charge the girlfriend with murder since she caused them emotional pain sufficient to make them CHOOSE to off themselves due to some underlying mental/emotional unbalance?
Because that's pretty much what you're saying.
statutory rape - technically, at least one of the boys, according to the reports, does deserve this charge (personally, I'm not sure I agree with this charge being applied to students in the same school who sleep with each other voluntarily, but I can see the intimidation or corruption issue when talking about such an age difference)
assault - many schools have charged students with assault routinely for just being a single fight, from the accounts in multiple stories, she wasn't actually in fights, but was being physically assaulted, the details should unfold as the trial(s) begin
violation of civil rights resulting in injury - they pretty much brought this one on themselves, if, as from the information we have, they wouldn't have specifically insulted her with "Irish slut", there would have been very little chance of this being a charge
criminal harassment - they obviously were harassing her, even to the point where they were going out of their way to do so, off school property, and it continued on for 4-5 months before she killed herself, putting stuff up about her on various websites, calling her cell phone to harass her, even all the things they were doing to her at school, this is not normal teenage bullying, this is obsessive behavior, meant to get a reaction did they know that she would commit suicide over it-probably not, but they were going for something
disturbance of a school assembly - I have no idea what this charge relates to, I assume it will come up during the trial(s)
stalking - if they were following her home to yell at her and throw things at her and/or just showing up in her neighborhood to do the same, then it is stalking I have no idea if they live near her or not, but maybe the DA knows more than we do
Think of it like this, if these were adults doing the same thing to another adult, would you and/or others be complaining about the charges, whether the adult being "bullied" committed suicide or not? (Now obviously the statutory rape and school assembly disturbance charge wouldn't apply in my scenario.)
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