The parents of 14-year-old Matthew Burdette claim that their son committed suicide after he was "mercilessly" bullied for a video taken by one of his classmates of him allegedly masturbating in a bathroom stall. Timothy and Barbara Burdette have filed a $1 million claim against the San Diego Unified School District, claiming that a number of employees at their son's high school were aware of the bullying, but did nothing to stop it.
Two Florida girls, one 13 and one 14, have had felony charges dropped in a bullying case that sprang up following 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick's suicide in September. In an interview with Today, 13-year-old Katelyn Roman expressed relief at the decision and said, "I do not feel l did anything wrong."
Two Florida girls, one 12 and one 14, have been charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony, for allegedly bullying a girl who committed suicide five weeks ago. Police decided to arrest the kids after the older one posted this onto her Facebook page on Saturday: "Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself and I don’t give a fuck."