New Details Complicate Phoebe Prince Case

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The suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince in January made international headlines and changed the way that Massachusetts schools view and prosecute bullying in schools. What was described by state District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel, initially, as a “nearly three-month campaign” of “relentless” and “torturous” bullying, may in fact have been a more nuanced and complicated case with an emotionally disturbed teenager at its center. senior editor Emily Bazelon has been researching the Prince case since February, we hear why it may be misguided to levy felony charges against six teenagers in this tragic case.