Girls, 12 & 14, Arrested For Bullying 12-Year-Old Classmate To Suicide

Tue, October 15, 2013 10:37pm EDT by 23 Comments
Rebecca Sedwick Bullied
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How tragic! 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick committed suicide on Sept. 10 after she suffered from severe bullying by her former friends. The two girls that allegedly were behind the torment were arrested on Oct. 13 after they bragged online about their involvement in the bullying.

Katelyn Roman, 12, and Guadalupe Shaw, 14, were arrested in connection with the death of their classmate and former friend Rebecca Ann Sedwick. The girls allegedly tormented her for being “ugly” and were arrested when one girl reportedly posted a truly terrible message to her Facebook page about Rebecca’s death.

Rebecca Sedwick Bullied To Suicide: Bullies Arrested

The names of two tweens were released by police on Oct. 15 after they were arrested.

One disturbing, hateful social media message prompted the girls’ arrest in Rebecca’s case.

“Yes IK [I know] I bullied REBECCA nd [sic] she killed her self but IDGAF [I don’t give a f***],” Guadalupe allegedly posted on her Facebook page on Oct. 12.

Authorities quickly reacted to the message. “We decided that we can’t leave her out there. Who else is she going to torment, who else is she going to harass?” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said about the police’s decision to arrest the girls, reported The Daily Mail.

“Several students corroborated stories of both girls bullying Sedwick on different occasions, through name-calling, intimidation, threats to beat her up, and at least one actual physical fight,” the sheriff said.

Rebecca Sedwick Terrorized By Classmates

“Rebecca was ‘terrorized’ by as many as 15 girls who ganged up on her and picked on her for months through online message boards and texts. She jumped to her death from a tower at an abandoned concrete plant on September 10,” reported The Daily Mail.

The bullying reportedly started over the girls’ interest in a boy.

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