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Town Shuns Family Over Hoax, Myspace Teen's Suicide


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- 4218 days ago - news.aol.com
DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. (Dec. 6) - Waterford Crystal Drive is one of those suburban streets that seem so new as to have no history at all. But the suicide of a teenage girl - and allegations she had been tormented by a neighbor over the Internet - have



   

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Julia D (92)
Friday December 7, 2007, 11:52 am
The witch-hunt is on again
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 7, 2007, 2:26 pm
I feel this is totally messed up. These people that have created a fake person and caused this young lady to take her own life, should be shunned, ashamed and arrested. But they were not arrested. No charges were filed. They took part in vicious bullying and caused others to follow suit. Megan was already having emotional problems. This was supposed to be a game to this woman and her daughter to find out what Megan was saying about another. Their game ended up causing Megan to hang herself.
 

Dusty K (1339)
Friday December 7, 2007, 4:03 pm
Unfortunately there is alot of this sort of thing going on....sad to say it happens even here on Care2. Thanks for the post Drew!
 

Julia D (92)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 10:01 am
From what I've read, Mrs Drew did not know about the latest e-mails and her original intention was to engage Megan in a kind conversation. I'd say nobody knows enough about this whole incident to be in a position to condemn an entire family.
I also don't believe a girl commits suicide only because someone (and apparently someone she didn't even know) sent a nasty e-mail.
 

Julia D (92)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 10:07 am
Another article says that Megan's mother read the entire conversation and scolded her daughter for writing nasty things. Now, do you want to hang that mother, too? What if the Drew family commits collective suicide because of the hostilities? Would it be right to shun you then?
Please be careful with righteousness and condemnation. It's so easy to cause more harm. It's so hard to make things better.
 

Carol W (119)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 10:29 am

Interesting follow up.
Thanks drew
Until this story got national attention the community treated like another minor misunderstanding.

Teenage girls can be mean enough. Add a little encouragement and thought from a grown woman & mother and this became a crime and should be treated as a crime.
It was a crime. It is a crime.
Even the meanest teenager knows (sometimes, most of the time) where to draw the line.
This adult mother, pushed the line and then sued the family for 1,000 game table?

All I can say is, Thanks again Drew.
Very very sad.
Kids are mean enough without adults encouraging, even plotting with them.
This woman is mentally ill and that is what needs to be addressed.
Any mother would never have consented or allowed it to go that far.

There are child protective laws. This family thought they were insulated and must be well connected
with the wee court system there, and the right wee people.

Think what the DA of Jena would have cited in his town.

Horrible. And I hope the attention continues until the laws and/or mental health is addressed.



 

Patricia rommers (33)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 1:10 pm
Children and even teens are cruel even without encouragement, regardless of whether the Mother help or not, that child has to live with the thought that her cruel E-mails caused another child to commit suicide.
 

Ann K (25)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 2:09 pm
Why a grown woman would decide to get involved in an argument between two children is beyond me.What happened to pychological abuse of a child??When you emotionally abuse your own child you can have them taken from you,but if someone else does it it's Ok??It's terrible what happened to this young girl.I pray for her and her family.
 

ELGIN LEE BAKER (51)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 2:32 pm
I CAN NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE ......CAROL W BLOCKED ME SEND ME A CRUEL MESSAGE AND ASK ME IF I WAS TROLL ..............SO I KILL MYSELF .........do you all then shun CAROL W ........DO WE WANT CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST HER ... ......and/or anyone else related to my taking of my own life .....and fyi HARASSMENT IS more that two posts that are very vague ......i do not care for CAROL W or most of what she says but if i take my own life due to words she says or actions i feel she has made thats on me ....this becomes different if carol w or anyone else makes my life difficult to live whether it is on line or not that is harassment ........and i know i know i am not a 13 year old girl but if your child is on line and has mental health issues and is crying and rather upset and goes to her room maybe just maybe you should of spoke to her and not continue cooking dinner and as a father maybe gone and spoke to her and not just give her a slight word on the stairs..........
THE PARENTS OF THIS GIRL DO NOT WANT TO FACE THEIR PART IN THIS CHILD'S DEATH........
and as for the woman down the street neither her or her daughter send the "FATAL MESSAGE ' as it has been called ............it was a 3rd party ...........
OH AND AS FOR THE DA IN JENA these girls be white CAROL W ..........he would of cared less
 

Charles Q (20)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 12:00 am
I think that all those people in that town are provincial minded; clearly the antagonisms have been there for a long time festering below the surface. Buckles comment was itself bizarre.

I agree Julia, I don't believe that girl committed suicide because of hate emails. I also believe that planned residential areas, like the one in Dardene Prairie are poorly designed for positive social interactions.
 

Charles Q (20)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 12:05 am
oops :O I meant Dardenne sorry
 

Brian Wright (0)
Thursday December 17, 2009, 8:57 pm
I think this witch that caused this little girl so much pain that she killed herself, and her whole family, and all of the other sick people that was involved in this horrible prank, ought to be dragged out into the stret of their neighborhood, and a truckload of big throwable rocks should be brought and dumped in a ple, and I think everyone that could attend, even those humane people that live far away and want to come, I think should come, and everyone shold take these stones, throw them at these losers, and stone them to death, slowly and painfully, and cruelly. An eye for an eye. And I also think that the stoning of these degenerates, adults and all, should be shown on public television. I also think that from then on, every relative and new family member that is born and is kin to these people, should be forever shunned by everyone, and it be made so hard for them to have a life here in America, that they are forced to all pack up and move to Mexico!! What this so-called adult psycho witch did to this little girl was horrendous, and her and all the others that were involved in this online torture should be fatally punished!! And it be also made an example of, so that no other adult will ever get this idea to torment someone online in their head again!!
 
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