2 girls arrested in Florida bullying case

Oct 15, 2013 Full story: Albany Times Union 51

In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Polk County Sheriff personnel investigate the death of 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Fla.

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wow

Norfolk, VA

#1 Oct 15, 2013
good for this sheriff. So happy that he arrested these two trailer trash, nasty acting little girls. How sad that their parents failed in the parenting department.
Sharon

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Oct 15, 2013
I saw Guadalupe Shaw's parents house/trailer on the news. Obviously they are poor. Is the State or County going to end up picking up all of their legal cost? I hope not.
lefty2

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Oct 15, 2013
I suppose they will pick up the costs of legal representation, but be assured that the state of florida will also pick up the cost of housing these alleged criminals. I am so proud of the sheriff. Although the girls parents certainly failed in the parenting department, they likely paid for the internet connection, and the devices the girls used to bully another girl to her death, and by doing so, they share blame. Because they appear incapable of parenting I am sure the citizens of Florida will have to pay to incarcerate these girls. Also, who ever their isp or provider of communications is now has a legal responsibility to pull the plug used by all those, maybe 15 girls who bullied this girl. When a communications company knows that their network is being used for this purpose they have a legal issue and this is an avenue the dead girls parents should pursue. They should have been cut off. By the way, the sheriff investigating these parents as it appears that parents were not doing what parents were supposed to do. In Arkansas we have laws on the books after the Westside School Shooting that allows minors to be charged as adults in certain cases. We would be blessed if every sheriff was as conscientious as this one. He may not prevail, but it will not be because he did not try.
my kid got bullied

Danville, KY

#4 Oct 15, 2013
I hope the parents seek a wrongful death lawsuit on the bullys and their parents. our prayers go out to the Sedwick family; so so sorry for your loss
MAID IN AMERICA

Lake Wales, FL

#5 Oct 16, 2013
For those two little PUNKETTES.....SPEND time in Juvenile Detention until 18 PLUS LOTS of PROBATION TIME!!!!!...Since a DEATH resulted from their actions,parents to PAY,PAY and PAY RESTITUION!!!
Ken

Portland, OR

#6 Oct 16, 2013
The older 14 year old bully didn't seem to care is what the arresting sheriff said, he referred to her as cold and apathetic. This is a bullying that involved up to fifteen different girls bullying Sedwick, and even several physical attacks on her according to the news articles I have read, yet the school claims they didn't know a thing.

I would make the little hateful sociopathic ringleader and her cohort have to visit Rebecca Sedwick's gravesite every single day for a year, her daily visits would be video taped and she would have to say something nice on the video about Rebecca on every visit, and how sorry she was to have bullied her, and the visits would include cleaning up the area in the cemetery in which Rebecca Sedwick is buried. That would be after she served at least 200 hours of community service.
Carrie

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Oct 16, 2013
Katelyn Roman and Guadalupe Shaw probably have another motive besides a boyfriend dispute. They are both far less attractive than poor Rebecca Sedwick who was but a child. I agree with everyone here and praises to Sheriff Grady Judd. My heart felt condolences to the parents of Rebecca Sedwick. Lock those two sociopaths up. I also wish no one under 18 could have a facebook page. My brother and his wife took down my 8 year year old nephews FB because of cyber bullying. They send him to go to another school district now. For him the whole thing started on FB because of a 2nd hand bicycle for pete's sake.
ejs

New Providence, NJ

#8 Oct 16, 2013
Phone numbers people... we need phone numbers... the Shaw family needs to hear from their admiring public.
jprebble

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Oct 16, 2013
I am glad they are taking action ang making those girls accountable but sad that it took the loss of a child to happen. I don't understand is why something wasn't done to these girls long ago. It was going on for a year. Rebecca had to be moved out of the school, so the school can't say they knew nothing of the bullying. It shouldn't take tragedy before something is done.
Edna

Erie, PA

#10 Oct 16, 2013
jprebble wrote:
I am glad they are taking action ang making those girls accountable but sad that it took the loss of a child to happen. I don't understand is why something wasn't done to these girls long ago. It was going on for a year. Rebecca had to be moved out of the school, so the school can't say they knew nothing of the bullying. It shouldn't take tragedy before something is done.
Agreed. Rebecca's parents should sue the school system, the parents of the two hermaphrodites that bullied her to suicide and anybody and everybody else that had anything to do with this. I know money doesn't replace a child lost, but everybody involved should be made to pay and I hope they file lawsuits against all of them. Not at all sure about John Borgen, the boyfriend in this ugly little love triangle, either. He's acting all indignant now, but he's not as innocent as he's making himself out to be, as far as I'm concerned. He knew that troglodyte, Guadalupe, was harassing, stalking, threatening and bullying the girl -- how could he not?? It went on for a year! He didn't go to anybody to report on what was being done to Rebecca, nor did he lift a finger to stop any of it -- or call his mongrel dog off. So I don't put much stock in his self-righteousness now; I think he's about as much of a fake as his girlfriend is. I hope, like Casey Anthony, this trio of ne'er-do-wells never has a moment of peace or normalcy again. I hope they're stalked and looked down on as the evil brats they are til they're old, old men and women. They deserve the disgust and distain of every decent breathing human being.
Sounds Familiar

Logan, WV

#11 Oct 17, 2013
What are the names of Guadalupe's and Katelyn's parents?
Lets See

London, UK

#12 Oct 17, 2013
Take responsibility for your own actions! If you kill yourself then you did it not anyone else. What do you think cyber is some big deal that made you a shining star for all the world to see? For all the world to care about? No that is not life. Stop blaming other people when someone is so foolish as to take their own life. This girls parents should be arrested for not letting their daughter live in a non-fantasy world. She could have taken a stick and wopped her bully in the mouth with it or done anything other than what she did. She is at fault for taking her life not me not you not anyone else!
Anything other than that truth is a lie.
Edna

Erie, PA

#13 Oct 17, 2013
Lets See wrote:
Take responsibility for your own actions! If you kill yourself then you did it not anyone else. What do you think cyber is some big deal that made you a shining star for all the world to see? For all the world to care about? No that is not life. Stop blaming other people when someone is so foolish as to take their own life. This girls parents should be arrested for not letting their daughter live in a non-fantasy world. She could have taken a stick and wopped her bully in the mouth with it or done anything other than what she did. She is at fault for taking her life not me not you not anyone else!
Anything other than that truth is a lie.
Are you repeating yourself, Get Real?? Copy/pasting your comments from one thread to another? LOL! Shows a lot of immaturity, but you go ahead! I'm LMAO!
Edna

Erie, PA

#14 Oct 17, 2013
Oh, wow, Let's See/Get Real/Not No Way, lol ... see that you posted the same comment on THREE different threads! Kind of makes me think you can't come up with much original thought, that you have to keep repeating the same (stupid) comment over and over.
wow

Norfolk, VA

#15 Oct 17, 2013
Every city in America needs a sheriff as strong as the one in Polk County, FL. Glad that someone stood up to these bullies. I also don't think that the school is innocent in this matter. There is NO way that they didn't know that Rebecca was being bullied by up to 15 other students. Rebecca was a beautiful young lady. It's sad that two ugly, nasty little girls made her feel otherwise.
Edna

Erie, PA

#16 Oct 17, 2013
wow wrote:
Every city in America needs a sheriff as strong as the one in Polk County, FL. Glad that someone stood up to these bullies. I also don't think that the school is innocent in this matter. There is NO way that they didn't know that Rebecca was being bullied by up to 15 other students. Rebecca was a beautiful young lady. It's sad that two ugly, nasty little girls made her feel otherwise.
You're right. The school really let this girl down. Those two pieces of pond scum should have been expelled ... and the rest suspended. Aren't schools supposed to have some anti-bullying programs in place? Florida needs to get with the program.
Chek

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#17 Oct 18, 2013
the take responsibility post I agree with. how can a person be soooooooooooooo stoooopid as letting anyone on the planet have some kind of "magic" over you that u kill your own self. Grow up people there isn't any magic. monitor screens don't produce magic spells that make people kill them selves. As well as that boy that jumped off the bridge if he hadn't been putting stuff in his mouth that didn't belong there he wouldn't have thought so little of himself. Read this post out loud to yourself and let your ears hear it. your brains need this food i have given you.
Congo

Milpitas, CA

#18 Oct 18, 2013
I was looking at a monitor screen and saw something that "absolutely terrorized" me. I became so frightened I drank as much milk as I could to over dose. I didn't realize that what was on my monitor wasn't real. My parents are to blame because they didn't tell me that. Maybe my parents should have talked to me a little more and I would have been able to tell fantasy from reality. You will all see how terrorized I am. My mother will by milk again. Oh yes she will than you will all see.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#19 Oct 18, 2013
They will get slap on the wrist, just like Brittany Mayes, April Copper, Mercades Nichols, Kayla Hassall and Britini Hardcastle did. Polk County Justice has a lot of bark, but no bite. White trash on probation every where you look.
Rob

London, UK

#20 Oct 18, 2013
What do u want robby boy/girl more people in jail? You do know don't u that the u.s. has 5 percent of the worlds population yet 25 percent of the entire incarcerated population on the entire planet is in the u.s.! That means robby boy/girl that you are more likely to be put in a cage in your free country than you are anywhere else in the entire world. Look it up doofy. But you watch all the propaganda cop tv shows and brainwash yourself with the they are heroes mentality and you can't even see the prison nation/police state your living in. Be careful robby boy/girl or I will tell someone I was thinking of you and then hurt myself and tell them you caused me to do it because I was thinking of you. Watch out! I got the game down just where they want it.

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