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It is not clear what some students at South Hadley High School expected to achieve by subjecting a freshman to the relentless taunting described by a prosecutor and classmates. Certainly not her suicide. And certainly not the multiple felony indictments announced on Monday against several students at the Massachusetts school. The prosecutor brought charges Monday against six teenagers, saying their taunting and physical threats were beyond the pale and led the freshman, Phoebe Prince, to hang herself from a stairwell in January. The charges were an unusually sharp legal response to the problem of adolescent bullying, which is increasingly conducted in cyberspace as well as in the schoolyard and has drawn growing concern from parents, educators and lawmakers. In the uproar around the suicides of Ms.
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Editor's note: This story was originally published on July 13, If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention hotline at , anytime. It happened on a brutally hot night, in July, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Roy was sitting in his pickup in the parking lot of a store in July as the truck filled with carbon monoxide. It was Carter who urged him to get help, Cataldo said. The couple met in Florida in but had only seen each other in person a handful of times even though they lived just 35 miles apart in Massachusetts — Roy in Mattapoisett and Carter in Plainville.