Local suicide tied to cyber bullying

Local suicide tied to cyber bullying

There are 112 comments on the Villager Journal Online story from Dec 3, 2009, titled Local suicide tied to cyber bullying. In it, Villager Journal Online reports that:

While Arkansas has made some strides in attempting to combat cyber bullying, many agree the need for more aggressive legislation is needed other than just in the school systems.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Villager Journal Online.

justice for Sarah

Mountain Home, AR

#23 Apr 3, 2010
sad family wrote:
We lost a 12yr.old in Sept. due to cyber bulling. Wake up America!! More aggressive legislation!!! This man Zach Chapman told my neice Sarah Butler she might as well go ahead and kill youself because no one will miss you. Now he walks around taunting and laughing at our family because Sarah did kill herself. He works at the Wal-mart in Ashflat and laughs at us when he sees us wearing a button with Sarahs picture. He will get off scott free! Where is Sarahs justice? And the police department!! What a freaking joke!!!!!!!!
Another case!!!!!!!!http://www.slate.c om/id/2249307/?GT1=38001
justice for Sarah

Mountain Home, AR

#24 Apr 3, 2010
Forever 21

United States

#25 May 5, 2010
Who were the boys involved?
someone who loved Sarah

United States

#26 May 16, 2010
Sharp county does not feel Sarah deserves justice because one of the boys involved has had two girls come forward and give sworn statements that they had sex and they are underage,but nothing is being done,I guess she meant nothing to the sharp county officers
not sure

United States

#27 May 17, 2010
exactly what did this boy do? from what i heard she killed herself?! confused...if he killed her he would be in jail
11 yr old doing a report

Hallowell, ME

#28 Nov 8, 2010
i need help, what year did she die? me and my partner are doing a project on sarah and we need a good webiste
what

United States

#29 Nov 8, 2010
11 yr olds doesn't need to do a report on this!
knew her

Jonesboro, AR

#30 Nov 24, 2010
11 yr old doing a report wrote:
i need help, what year did she die? me and my partner are doing a project on sarah and we need a good webiste
She hung herself on her back porch on September 25, 2009. She was 12 years old.
what

Mountain Home, AR

#31 Nov 25, 2010
people this was a sad ordeal and no kid needs to be doing reports on that ordeal!
knew her

Jonesboro, AR

#32 Nov 25, 2010
what wrote:
people this was a sad ordeal and no kid needs to be doing reports on that ordeal!
Why not? Why not spread the message? Why not inform others about Sarah's story? What if it helps someone?
what

Mountain Home, AR

#33 Nov 26, 2010
because parents need to be talking to kids not children!
Forever 21

Mountain Home, AR

#34 Nov 26, 2010
Who were the boys that did things with the minor girls?
what

Mountain Home, AR

#35 Nov 26, 2010
see now they want names, it will start something !
Forever 21

Mountain Home, AR

#36 Dec 1, 2010
No it will not.
My teenage daughter isnt going to be a next victim
so sad

Jonesboro, AR

#37 Dec 2, 2010
This is so sad!!
what

Mountain Home, AR

#38 Dec 2, 2010
how do u know!
Zac Chapman

Satellite Provider

#39 Sep 4, 2011
I never sexually assaulted Sara, nor did I ever tell her to kill herself, or anything else even remotly close to that. I never walked around laughing or taunting the family either. I didn't go into hiding or anything like that I went to the cops and cleared my name as soon as these alegations came about. I'm still not hiding nor do I plan to hide. Yes what happened was a terrible biocide, but the blame truely lays with the parents who didn't see the warning signs, and yes they were there, regardless of what others say.
someone who loves Sarah

Brockwell, AR

#41 Sep 15, 2011
Zac Chapman wrote:
I never sexually assaulted Sara, nor did I ever tell her to kill herself, or anything else even remotly close to that. I never walked around laughing or taunting the family either. I didn't go into hiding or anything like that I went to the cops and cleared my name as soon as these alegations came about. I'm still not hiding nor do I plan to hide. Yes what happened was a terrible biocide, but the blame truely lays with the parents who didn't see the warning signs, and yes they were th, youere, regardless of what others say.
Zac Chapman you are a Liar!!!!!!!!!! It is on her computer that you said"go ahead and kill yourself, noone will miss you, you are worthless." You spread lies that she had sex and the autopsy PROVED she was still a virgin! She considered you a friend and was VERY VERY hurt when you betrayed her friendship. I personally saw you make fun of her picture button. Zac, you are a sick SOB and I don't know how you can live with yourself. The awful stuff you said is still on her computer and is in a safe place because one day God will see that there is justice for Sarah! There are reports that people that have done this to other people have been punished! You bullied her and you damn well know it. She trusted you to talk to and then you made up stories. I could go on and on,because right now I am furious that you would even speak her name!You stold her from alot of people that loved her. All I can say is GOD help you!!!!!!!!!
anonymous

Brockwell, AR

#42 Sep 15, 2011
you dont have to tell her to kill herself......all you did was bully her until she did, thats were you broke the law and thats why you are a BULLY and should be prosecuted. your a sad excuse for a person even to the ones you called friends especialy SARAH.
someone who loves Sarah

Brockwell, AR

#43 Sep 15, 2011
If you saw warnings signs what kind of a friend were you that you never told anyone??????? It will be 2 yrs this month since Sarah left and for you to even be writing or speaking her name, your concious must be bothering you!!!!!!!

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