Mean Girls of South Hadley – Bullying is out of hand

When will society take action?

School bullying takes many forms, and adults should be paying greater attention and teaching children to resolve their differences peacefully.

“Boys will be boys and girls will be girls.” There’s a pat truism to that, but also a disturbing undercurrent: it betrays a deep-seated lack of human compassion. For those who try to sweep school bullying under the rug, for instance, it is painfully clear that their cries to “let the kids sort it out” or claims of “survival of the fittest” are signs that they stopped caring about humanity long ago.

This isn’t Social Darwinism when you’re dealing with teenagers like the “Mean Girls” of South Hadley, Massachusetts. Phoebe Prince, 15, was at a fragile, awkward age where peer acceptance is vital. She’d just come to the U.S. from Ireland and had never had to face the kind of mean-spirited school bullying the Mean Girls of South Hadley were dishing out. It drove Phoebe Price to a tragic suicide, many allege. This payday loans blogger has a daughter of his own. I cannot turn a blind eye to this; I can neither justify it nor sweep it away. What will it be like for my little girl?

All because the freshman dated a senior football player?

That was Phoebe Prince’s apparent crime, and the Mean Girls of South Hadley decided to put her in her place. Relentless intimidation no doubt tore her down on a daily basis. Eventually Phoebe Prince hanged herself.

But it didn’t end there

The Mean Girls of South Hadley mocked the poor girl on Facebook after her death. State police investigated, and the Mean Girls played dumb and claimed they did nothing wrong. They even bragged to peers that they’d fooled the police, media sources claim. Students of South Hadley High who had been interviewed on television were thrown back into the meat grinder as soon as the cameras went away. It has been alleged that the Mean Girls of South Hadley get off because they’re pretty, popular and stars on their high school sports teams. They’re definitely still in school.

Is South Hadley a suicide slum?

It is not. Reports indicate that South Hadley is “a nice, comfortable middle-class suburb that hugs the Connecticut River,” according to Parents of students of South Hadley High like Darby O’Brien are mystified that such a thing is allowed to go on in his town. “Things like this aren’t supposed to happen in South Hadley,” he told the AP. “Instead of confronting the evil among us, the reality that there are bullies roaming the corridors at South Hadley High, people are blaming the victim, looking for excuses why a 15-year-old girl would do this. People are in denial.”

O’Brien’s scared straight plan

According to, O’Brien is thinking about attending an upcoming school meeting on bullying and the Mean Girls of South Hadley. He is mulling over whether he should suggest that the Mean Girls be required to view the autopsy photos of Phoebe Prince.

“Let them see what a kid who hung herself looks like,” he said.

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Going forward, however, parents and school administrators should be required to meet whenever instances like this occur. If repeat instances of sufficient magnitude happen, juvenile detention and/or Child Protective Services removal could be next. School bullying must not be tolerated.

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