Rebecca Sedwick

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Lawsuit Calls Florida Sheriff’s Probe ‘Publicity Stunt’

A federal lawsuit is claiming a Florida sheriff’s office investigation into a 12-year old’s suicide was more like a publicity stunt.


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Mom Of Teen Suicide Victim Sues Florida School Board

The Polk County School Board is facing a lawsuit from the mother of a 12-year old girl who authorities say committed suicide by jumping off of a building.


Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death after police said she was bullied.  (Source:

Florida Mom Pushes For Anti-Bullying Bill

A Florida mother plans to push for a bill that would make bullying illegal in the state after her daughter committed suicide.


Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death after police said she was bullied.  (Source:

Mother Of Bullied Fla. Girl Pushes For Tougher Laws

The mother of a Florida girl who committed suicide after complaining about being bullied is on a crusade to push lawmakers to pass new anti-bullying legislation.



Charges Dropped Against Teens In Bullying Case

Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls who a sheriff had accused of bullying a Florida classmate who later committed suicide, the girls’ attorneys said Wednesday.


Bullied Girl Would Have Turned 13 Saturday

The young girl who police said was bullied by her classmates and jumped to her death would have turned 13 Saturday. Family and friends gathered at the grave site of Rebecca Sedwick to mark the day.



2 Arrests Made In Death Of Bullied Central Fla. Girl

The death of a 12-year-old Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide due to long-time bullying has led to the arrest of two young girls.

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Fundraisers Held For Bullied Girl Who Took Her Own Life

Several fundraisers were held over the weekend to help cover funeral expenses for a Lakeland girl who committed suicide after being bullied for months.