12-year-old girl arrested for bullying after victim talks of suicide

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STAMFORD, Conn. — A 12-year-old girl was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she repeatedly bullied a classmate at the private middle school they both attended in Stamford, Conn.

According to the Courant, the investigation began in September when the victim’s parents contacted police, saying another student had been bullying their 13-year-old daughter. School administrators agreed to work with police on the investigation.

After the victim made comments about killing herself, police took action. According to a police statement, authorities found the complaints to be valid and due to the emotional trauma the victim endured, police arrested the 12-year-old to “quell this activity.”

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The statement went on to say bullying would not be tolerated by Stamford police. “If it is brought to our attention we will vigorously investigate the allegations and make arrests when appropriate,” the statement read.

After the arrest, the girl was released to her parents. The school was not named in media reports.

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