| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
SPARKS, Nev. — He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Former Governor Charlie Crist is helping Rebecca Sedwick's mother explore her legal options after the 12-year-old jumped to her death because of cyberbullying.
Rebecca's mother, Tricia Norman, hired the prominent Morgan & Morgan law firm in her quest...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A group of mostly San Clemente High School students received affirmative honks and the occasional "woo-hoo" late Friday afternoon in Laguna Beach as they protested bullying.
Members of the Cool 2 Be Kind Club stood in a line along Coast Highway at...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
The mother of a girl accused of tormenting a Polk County 12-year-old in a high-profile cyber bullying-suicide case is now accused of beating up kids in a separate incident – an accusation Sheriff Grady Judd says demonstrates her poor parenting...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Jose Baez, the Florida lawyer who became a household name after defending Casey Anthony, is now representing the 12-year-old girl accused of bullying Rebecca Ann Sedwick for over a year before her suicide.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd last week...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A day after Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of two girls in the Rebecca Ann Sedwick suicide he appeared on the national television morning shows warning parents of the dangers of cyberbulling.
He also vowed to prosecute anyone...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:51 PM
If you want to bully 6-year-old Danny Keefe, you're going to have to first take on the Badgers -- the Williams Intermediate School football team that has vowed to protect the special-needs kindergartner in Bridgewater, Mass.
It's a show of muscle and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WINTER HAVEN — For more than a year, Rebecca Ann Sedwick's bullies tormented the girl by calling her ugly and urging her to drink bleach and die.
The harassment didn't stop — even after Rebecca's parents moved the 12-year-old Lakeland girl...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:40 AM
American Education Week will sweep through our local schools Nov. 18-22. Parent visitations, open houses and many exciting programs have been planned for this special week. Rodgers Forge Elementary School welcomes parents of grade three on Nov. 18, grades...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
I've written a few columns about bullying, and the topic never fails to elicit an impassioned response.
For the most part, the feedback from parents, educators and others in the community reveals wide agreement that we all have a part to play in...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
There is perhaps no more heartbreaking story in the news these days than the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old Florida girl, a death all the more distressing because it was a preventable loss of young life.
The sadness extends beyond the obvious. Two...