2 girls have been arrested after a Florida girl committed suicide following their bullying. On Oct. 15, ABC News reported that 2 girls have been charged with felony aggravated stalking according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. One girl is 12 and the other is 14. They are believed to be 2 of "several" girls that were bullying 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick for about a year.
"After the suicide, police looked at the girl's computer and found search queries for topics including 'what is overweight for a 13-year-old girl,' ''how to get blades out of razors' and 'how many over-the-counter drugs do you take to die,'" ABC News reports.
The 2 girls arrested in Florida bullied another girl to her breaking point. According to the report, the bullying started over a "boyfriend issue" and escalated from there. It is unknown how long Rebecca Sedwick was contemplating suicide but these girls made it very difficult for her to live a normal life. Sadly, Rebecca became very depressed and she felt that killing herself was the only way out.
This sort of thing happens far too often and sometimes the bullies aren't held responsible. In Florida, a law involving bullying was passed. Said law left punishment up to the school -- but police are allowed to step in if need be.
The 2 girls arrested for bullying the Florida girl face serious charges and many think they deserve to be punished for their actions. What do you think?
© Effie Orfanides 2013