Two girls are facing charges over the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old girl from Florida. One of the girls says that she is “saddened” by the death of the teen, according to recent article from NBC News.
The students, ages 12 and 14, are accused of physically and verbally abusing Rebecca Sedwick, which also included cyber-bullying. The victim took her own life as a result of the torment.
The two teens were booked into a juvenile detention center and then released under house arrest.
Sedwick jumped to her death from a third-story cement plant structure in central Florida on September 10 after she suffered extreme bullying from these teens over the course of two years.
Investigators gathered information from social media sites regarding the alleged bullying toward Sedwick when they came across a Facebook post by the 14-year-old which read, “yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself, but I don’t give (expletive).”
The girls have been charged with aggravated stalking – a third-degree felony – because the victim was younger than 16-years-old.
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