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Old 01-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This shit really pisses me off, my close cousin used to get bullied 'cause he was overweight and I seen how much it hurt him. This is way more extreme though. I was a badass in elementary/HS but bullying wasn't my thing.

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Like a lot of kids her age, Phoebe Prince was a swan, always beautiful and sometimes awkward.

Last fall, she moved from Ireland into western Massachusetts, a new town, a new high school, a new country, a new culture. She was 15, when all that matters is being liked and wearing the right clothes and just fitting in.

She was a freshman and she had a brief fling with a senior, a football player, and for this she became the target of the Mean Girls, who decided then and there that Phoebe didn’t know her place and that Phoebe would pay.

Kids can be mean, but the Mean Girls took it to another level, according to students and parents. They followed Phoebe around, calling her a slut. When they wanted to be more specific, they called her an Irish slut.

The name-calling, the stalking, the intimidation was relentless.

Ten days ago, Phoebe was walking home from school when one of the Mean Girls drove by in a car. An insult and an energy drink can came flying out the car window in Phoebe’s direction.

Phoebe kept walking, past the abuse, past the can, past the white picket fence, into her house. Then she walked into a closet and hanged herself. Her 12-year-old sister found her.


You would think this would give the bullies who hounded Phoebe some pause. Instead, they went on Facebook and mocked her in death.

They told State Police detectives they did nothing wrong, had nothing to do with Phoebe killing herself.

And then they went right back to school and started badmouthing Phoebe.
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They had a dance, a cotillion, at the Log Cabin in Holyoke two days after Phoebe’s sister found her in the closet, and some who were there say one of the Mean Girls bragged about how she played dumb with the detectives who questioned her.

Last week, one of the Springfield TV stations sent a crew to South Hadley High to talk to the kids.

One girl was interviewed on camera, and she said what was common knowledge: that bullies were stalking the corridors of South Hadley High.

As soon as the TV crew was out of sight, one of the Mean Girls came up and slammed the girl who had been interviewed against a locker and punched her in the head.

The Mean Girls are pretty, and popular, and play sports.

So far, they appear to be untouchable, too.

South Hadley is a nice, comfortable middle-class suburb that hugs the Connecticut River nearby and a certain attitude.

“Things like this aren’t supposed to happen in South Hadley,’’ said Darby O’Brien, a high school parent, wondering why the bullies who tormented Phoebe are still in school. “And so instead of confronting the evil among us, the reality that there are bullies roaming the corridors at South Hadley High, people are blaming the victim, looking for excuses why a 15-year-old girl would do this. People are in denial.’’

School officials say there are three investigations going on. They say these things take time.

That doesn’t explain why the Mean Girls who tortured Phoebe remain in school, defiant, unscathed.

“What kind of message does this send to the good kids?’’ O’Brien asked. “How many kids haven’t come forward to tell what they know because they see the bullies walking around untouched?’’

They were supposed to hold a big meeting on Tuesday to talk about all this, but now that’s off for a couple of weeks.

O’Brien is thinking about going to that meeting and suggesting that they have the kids who bullied Phoebe look at the autopsy photos.

“Let them see what a kid who hung herself looks like,’’ he said.

Last week, Phoebe was supposed to visit Ireland, where she grew up, and she was excited because she was going to see her father for the first time in months.

She did end up going back to Ireland after all, and when her father saw her she was in a casket.

Phoebe’s family decided to bury her in County Clare. They wanted an ocean between her and the people who hounded her to the grave.



Even after her death the girls still mocked her and beleived they did nothing wrong,

The untouchable Mean Girls - The Boston Globe
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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omg I hate people like that. Can't you get charged or someshit for that?
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Where the fuck are the parents of these "Mean Girls"????????????
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why doesnt the rest of the female population of the school just tune these girls.

Back in the day a bully could only be a bully for so long before he got an ass kicking.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just makes me want to cry.

Girls suck.
c'mon tazzie, that's just too easy...
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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c'mon tazzie, that's just too easy...
Oh heck! You're right!

Deleting!!
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This kind of thing makes my blood boil..... and it scares the hell out of me even though I don't have kids. I can't imagine the feeling of powerlessness than must be running through her parents right now.

ALL of those kids should be expelled immediately IMO.

I'd also like to know what the hell the parents are teaching these kids.... God.... parenting is the #1 problem right now affecting the youth of today.

Very, very sad.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Trust me... young girls are the worst.

Ruined my life when I was little. I never wanted to leave the house because I was so scared. My heart jumped every time the phone rang.

They can be so horrible.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Trust me... young girls are the worst.

Ruined my life when I was little. I never wanted to leave the house because I was so scared. My heart jumped every time the phone rang.

They can be so horrible.
Same here, but it involved 13 year old boys. If I saw them now, I'd punch them all in the face.
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Same here, but it involved 13 year old boys. If I saw them now, I'd punch them all in the face.
You haven't punched me in the face yet for making fun of you.
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Biding my time, punkass.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Same here, but it involved 13 year old boys. If I saw them now, I'd punch them all in the face.
As an adult, I have told off some of the girls who tormented me.

One of them is now a best friend. She grew up. Cried when I reminded her of all the shit she did to me.

The other girls? Still bitches, I'm sure.

And it's bad, but when I see that some are fat it makes me smile.

Fuck em.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This shit happens everywhere, teachers, students, they're all to blame.

More so than Phoebe's parents or the other girls parents. As a parent, I don't think you really know how bad your kid has it, because teenagers are fucked up, even the ones who aren't fucked up are still a little fucked up.

But the students, they know what's going on. The teachers, probably know what's going on.

People don't step in though for whatever reason. They don't think it's as bad as it is, or they think it's something that the individual has to work out for themselves, and maybe it is.

I spent a good two years of highschool hiding at lunchtime and finding a nice quiet place by myself.

You get older and just shake your head at how ridiculous and silly things were. It was like a lifetime ago. And the kids doing the hating are getting that hate from somewhere, you can count on the fact that they're dealing with their own demons or their own abuse.

One thing I definitely hated are those asshole teachers who would say "enjoy your time now because high school is the best time of your life". What a horrible thing to hear from a teacher when you dread waking up. A horrible cliche.

Those teachers can go fuck themselves. Or maybe get out and get fucked up, or fuck somebody or go try and relive some of the fun they had back in highschool.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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One thing I definitely hated are those asshole teachers who would say "enjoy your time now because high school is the best time of your life". What a horrible thing to hear from a teacher when you dread waking up. A horrible cliche.

Those teachers can go fuck themselves. Or maybe get out and get fucked up, or fuck somebody or go try and relive some of the fun they had back in highschool.
Amen, baby. High school was miserable ... hated it and the people and the teachers. Don't really have any high school friends ... undergrad. and med. school (for all the studying and work that had to be done) were the best times of my life.
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I hate hearing of the suicide route...it's like admitting defeat and playing into the bullies' hands.

I feel sad for the father, not being able to be there for his daughter during her turmoil.
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the part i find upsetting is the continuing "why us?" sentiment coming from these small white enclaves.
stories like this aren't unique, and i'm sure there's plenty of shit like this happening in similar communities. the media swoops in, the people appear dumbfounded by the death, and then they move on with their lives, never really addressing the violence.
and the girls continue to stalk the halls.
i mean seriously, i know they're minors and all, but the incapacity to feel remorse for one's actions and culpability in her suicide is psychopathic, deranged, and they should be locked up for life, and i mean life.
i can see growing out of bullying someone because their fat, but bullying them to death, and gloating about it. no respect for the lives of others means you forfeit yours.
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Amen, baby. High school was miserable ... hated it and the people and the teachers. Don't really have any high school friends ... undergrad. and med. school (for all the studying and work that had to be done) were the best times of my life.
Agreed.

If I could go back to any time in my life it would probably be to my undergrad years when I was in rez. Good times.

Either that or when I was 24.... living with a good buddy, working at a decent job and not having a care in the world.

HS wasn't terrible for me (I was lucky) but Univ. was MUCH better.

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the part i find upsetting is the continuing "why us?" sentiment coming from these small white enclaves.
stories like this aren't unique, and i'm sure there's plenty of shit like this happening in similar communities. the media swoops in, the people appear dumbfounded by the death, and then they move on with their lives, never really addressing the violence.
and the girls continue to stalk the halls.
i mean seriously, i know they're minors and all, but the incapacity to feel remorse for one's actions and culpability in her suicide is psychopathic, deranged, and they should be locked up for life, and i mean life.
i can see growing out of bullying someone because their fat, but bullying them to death, and gloating about it. no respect for the lives of others means you forfeit yours.
Wow, right on man... Agree wholeheartedly.. In the very least, I hope this event tags them in life; preventing entrance into to colleges, job prospects , and travelling.. In the very least.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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This story really just breaks my heart, I can't imagine what she must have endured. When you're popular there will always be that group of haters- but the Mean Girls pushed this hate to another extreme. Draining the life out of Phoebe, which transpired in a 15 year-old hanging herslef.
I am fucking disgusted.
Back in high school, I Took a lot of shit from a group of guys. They smacked me around and embarrased me whenever possible... It all ended when I stood up for myself. I fought back and actually did some damage, even though the end resullt was me losing the fight. I gained respect, felt better about myself, and above all- never had to take shit from those punks ever again.
Any politician would advocate peace. Especially, legendary leaders like MLK and Ghandi
My advice: never back down from a bully even when you know that you dont got a chance in kicking his ass. Its all a matter of self-respect and not letting anyone take advantage of you.
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