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Sound Off: Is Enough Being Done to Combat School Bullying?

A Staten Island teen takes her own life Monday after being bullied by classmates.

On Monday, a 15-year-old from Staten Island, who relatives say was bullied at school, jumped in front of a bus and later died of her injuries, according to The Huffington Post.

Amanda Diane Cummings was carrying a suicide note at the time of the crash in Staten Island.

From Huff Po:

Cummings was a sophomore at New Dorp High School and according to the girl's uncle, Keith Cummings, she had been bullied by peers.

The relative spoke to the Staten Island Advance on the alleged bullying and said Amanda was tormented after bullies stole her possessions including her jacket, phone, and shoes.

He said they were even posting cruel, inappropriate comments on Amanda's Facebook wall while in the hospital after being struck by the bus.

Numerous Long Island school districts have instituted new anti-bullying policies and intensified education on the topic in recent years, but today's question: Is enough being done to combat bullying in schools?

Were you ever bullied in school? Has your child dealt with bullies at school? Is the problem becoming worse? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

BillLongisland January 08, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Boo Hoo ! There feel better ?
Suzanne January 08, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Schools can only be responsible for bullying to a certain point. Its a learned behavior and its being taught at home. Children know how far they can push the limits at school and when they do get in trouble at school, their own parents will fight the schools to get them back in ultimately teaching the children that their rotten nasty hurtful behavior is accepted at home so it will always continue. Its an ugly cycle. Parents need to teach their own children not to be bullies and not to abuse others emotionally and physically. Laws need to be put in place to hold the parents more accountable.
Skinny January 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Can't stop the bullying? Take your kid out of public school. It worked for me.
Celeste Liberatore January 13, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Schools should put time into working with the "bullies". Often the bullies are repeating a pattern learned at home.
JuliannaSmith January 13, 2012 at 07:46 PM
We've been discussing about these bullying issues with my co-parents in school. And I believe it will be a great idea to teach our children a safety tip on how to deal with bullying. And as been noticed, bullied case has been increasing rapidly, so we've come of an idea to search for a mobile safety that will ensure our kids to be safe even when we're not around. Then we found this link http://www.tsue-thatswhatshesaid.com/2011/09/keeping-your-child-safe-supporting.html that talks about securing every family in modern way. You can also check that link for your own good.


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