Hundreds of angry parents, worried teachers, and terrorized kids are reporting ugly episodes of brutal bullying at schools across Massachusetts as the heartwrenching case of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after beintg bullied, continues to expose a painful nerve, reports the Boston Herald.
The abuse – detailed in e-mails and phone calls to the newspaper – is emotionally jarring. Kids tell of being forced to drink toilet water, getting pummeled on the bus, and seeing themselves ridiculed for all to see on Facebook. “I can't think of anything more heartbreaking than seeing your own child bullied,” said state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester. The father of five said he's calling on every school to “be clear” about the “conduct and consequences” of bullying.