There was a tense meeting last night in South Hadley, where high school administrators and the school board held their first public meeting since criminal charges were filed against six students in connection with a bullying campaign against ninth grader Phoebe Prince before her suicide in January. WFCR’s Peter Moskowitz has more.
15-year-old Phoebe Prince was subjected to intensifying harassment by peers at the high school in South Hadley, Massachusetts in the weeks and days leading up to and including the day she committed suicide. That’s according to documents filed by prosecutors this week. And as WFCR’s Fred Bever reports, the documents also make specific allegations that one faculty member witnessed a bullying episode a week before Prince’s death.
Following the January suicide of a high school student, South Hadley, Massachusetts school officials are meeting on Tuesday to set up an anti-bullying task force. WFCR’s Kari Njiiri reports.
South Hadley has made international news since high school freshman Phoebe Prince apparently committed suicide in early January. It’s now known she was bullied: in school, on her way home and online. Greg Saulmon grew up in South Hadley, graduating from the same school in 1996. He’s now an online content editor at The Republican and, after Prince’s death, started a blog [http://blog.masslive.com/south_hadley_high_school]. He told WFCR’s Jill Kaufman, people are posting, less about the investigation into Prince’s death, and more about the town.