Tag: Bullies

He Said He Killed Over Anti-Gay Bullying. He Was Sentenced to 14 Years.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lacey Providence vividly remembers the day two years ago that a pair of detectives at a hospital in the Bronx told her that her 15-year-old nephew had “succumbed” to injuries after being stabbed in school by a teenage classmate. […]

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A Boy Was Bullied for His Homemade T-Shirt. Now the University of Tennessee Is Selling It.

In a state where the Gators, Noles and Canes vie for college football supremacy, an elementary school student in Florida recently showed up to class in a homemade T-shirt design bearing his allegiances to the University of Tennessee — and he was teased because of it. Now, the boy’s hand-drawn U.T. design can be worn […]

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How to Safeguard Children Against Cyberbullying

The bullying started with some teasing and mean comments, but escalated significantly when Mallory Grossman, 12, a cheerleader and gymnast from New Jersey, began middle school. It spread to social media where a group of children tormented her. They took pictures of Mallory at school, without her knowledge, posted them online and taunted her with […]

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Hey, Lara Spencer, Ballet Is for Boys

Maybe Lara Spencer hasn’t seen “Billy Elliot.” It was dismaying that Ms. Spencer, a host of “Good Morning America” on ABC, would openly laugh at the news that a 6-year-old boy had elected to study ballet. Listing Prince George’s curriculum on Thursday morning, she ticked off “religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet.” She pronounced […]

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In an All-Gender Cabin, Summer Campers ‘Don’t Have to Hide’

GROVELAND, Calif. — Tucked in the shade of towering Ponderosa pine trees, AG-6 looked no different from every other cabin at Camp Tawonga, save the transgender pride flag draped between wet towels on the porch railing. The wooden structure was essentially a glorified tent, with no electricity or running water, and it was home for […]

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Teenager Cited Anti-Gay Bullying for Stabbing Death. He Was Found Guilty.

On a September morning two years ago, Abel Cedeno put on a pink Kylie Minogue shirt, and then tossed his books and inhaler into his backpack. Just before leaving for school that day, he took a switchblade knife he had bought online from the top of his dresser and placed it in his pocket. Within […]

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A Gay Teenager Fatally Stabbed a Classmate. Was It Self-Defense?

Abel Cedeno said he never intended to use the knife he brandished in a Bronx high school classroom two years ago. He had been pelted with broken pencils and wads of paper, and the knife “was only meant to deter — to scare people away,” he said on the witness stand on Thursday while defending […]

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U.K. Parliament Workers Face Intolerable Abuse, Report Says

LONDON — Lawmakers hurling heavy pieces of office equipment at aides, groping their breasts and slapping their backsides. Sexual harassment as a “necessary evil” for young staffers. Aides ordered to vacuum and tidy up their bosses’ apartments for private parties. Those accusations, contained in a blistering report on Britain’s Parliament released on Thursday, offered lurid […]

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Bullied for Being Gay: Teenager’s Defense in High School Killing

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Abel Cedeno says he was bullied for years in school by other students because of his perceived sexual orientation. Then, in September 2017, he sent a message to a friend suggesting he was willing to defend himself: a video […]

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Your Child Bullied Someone? That’ll Cost You $313.

All three of Darren O’Brien’s teenage daughters have been bullied at school. He said they had been shoved into lockers; one was surreptitiously recorded, he said, and another told to kill herself. Mr. O’Brien, a 38-year-old paper mill employee, said he pleaded with school principals, teachers and a guidance counselor to find a way to […]

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