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Parents: Kids Broke Boy's Glasses, Then He Killed Himself

Indiana police investigate death of 10-year-old Sammy Teusch

(Newser) - Grieving Indiana parents say their 10-year-old son took his own life this month following relentless bullying at school. Sammy Teusch, a fourth-grader, died May 5. Details have not been provided. The Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation is investigating along with Greenfield Police, Fox News reports. According to the Teusch family, Sammy...

Miss USA Lets It Rip in Resignation Letter

She accuses CEO and President Laylah Rose of creating a toxic work environment

(Newser) - We no longer have to read between the lines to understand why Miss USA Noelia Voigt suddenly resigned this week . The first title holder in the pageant's history to voluntarily step down accuses Miss USA CEO and President Laylah Rose of disparaging her and ignoring a case of sexual...

Mom Spiked Drink of Son's Alleged Bully: Cops

Texas police say Jennifer Lynn Rossi's homemade concoction landed son's schoolmate in the hospital

(Newser) - A Texas mom has been arrested after police say a concoction she whipped up to push back on kids allegedly bullying her son ended up sending one child to the hospital. USA Today reports that sheriff's deputies were dispatched Tuesday to the Legacy Traditional School-Alamo Ranch in San Antonio,...

Young Hockey Player's Past Bullying Costs Him Again

Boston Bruins rescind contract with Mitchell Miller

(Newser) - For the second time , a young NHL prospect's history of bullying has cost him a shot at the big leagues. And it's not clear if 20-year-old Mitchell Miller will ever be allowed to play hockey in the NHL. The latest developments unfolded over the weekend, when the Boston...

Suit: Middle School Bully Started a 'Kill Her' Petition
Suit: Middle School Bully
Started a 'Kill Her' Petition
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Suit: Middle School Bully Started a 'Kill Her' Petition

Eleri Irons was awarded $1M by a Los Angeles jury

(Newser) - When Eleri Irons was 13, she says she was badly bullied by a trio of students at her middle school, and that the El Segundo Unified School District did nothing to protect her. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury agreed. The district was last week ordered to pay the...

Cops: Video Doesn't Show Boy, 6, Being Intentionally Burned

Family of Dominick Krankall, 6, who suffered serious burns to face, had claimed bully attacked him

(Newser) - Update: Police in Bridgeport, Conn., have examined footage to see what they could find out about a 6-year-old who was seriously burned in late April—and their assessment is that there's no evidence from that footage that Dominick Krankall was deliberately attacked, per NBC News . Authorities are said to...

Clarence Thomas Speaks On This Week's 'Unfortunate Events'

After leaked draft opinion tied to overturning Roe, justice says Supreme Court won't be 'bullied'

(Newser) - Chief Justice John Roberts has spoken out on the leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion on its plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Now, another justice on the nation's high court is weighing in, if a bit more indirectly. On Thursday, a "relaxed and upbeat" Clarence...

She Rejected the Pledge in Class. Now, a $90K Settlement

Mari Oliver says Texas high school teachers pressured her to say, write pledge of allegiance

(Newser) - It's not uncommon for kids to raise complaints of bullying in school—but one former Texas high school student claimed the bullying came from teachers as well as fellow students. Now, Mari Oliver has settled a federal lawsuit brought against her one-time sociology teacher for $90,000 after alleging...

She Was Being Bullied. Her Nation's Leader Walked Her to School

North Macedonia President Stevo Pendarovski steps up for little girl with Down syndrome

(Newser) - Embla Ademi hasn't had an easy time of it. The 11-year-old has been the brunt of bullying at her elementary school in Gondivar, North Macedonia, due to the fact that she has Down syndrome , a genetic condition that can cause learning disabilities and health issues, and that's accompanied...

Composer Who Made Kid Eat Feces Quits Olympics

Keigo Oyamada resigns from Opening Ceremony

(Newser) - A Japanese composer will no longer be participating in the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, an event for which he wrote music. Keigo Oyamada, who performs as Cornelius and has been likened to American musician Beck, resigned after apologizing for bullying classmates years ago, the Washington Post reports....

After Suicide, Schools to Pay Parents $3M

Third grader Gabriel Taye was repeatedly beaten by students

(Newser) - Gabriel Taye's classmates beat, kicked, and bullied him, even leaving him unconscious, his parents say. School administrators were dismissive of his injuries, telling Gabriel's parents that he'd knocked two teeth loose in a playground accident, and attributed his being punched in the face by two students to...

Chrissy Teigen Responds to Courtney Stodden Bullying Claims

'I'm mortified and sad at who I used to be'

(Newser) - Courtney Stodden, the young beauty pageant queen who made headlines after marrying 50-something actor Doug Hutchison when she was just 16, recently sat down with the Daily Beast to talk about what she says was a "psychologically and mentally" abusive relationship with her now ex-husband. But Stodden, 26, also...

Family Alleges 'Racially Motivated' Attack Against Boy at Sleepover

Black 13-year-old allegedly shot at with BBs, made to drink urine, called the n-word

(Newser) - School and law enforcement officials in Texas are investigating after a Black boy was allegedly called the n-word and homophobic slurs, shot with BB guns, and made to drink urine during a sleepover at a friend's house. SeMarion Humphrey, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Haggard Middle School, went to...

Sources: Markle Bullied Staff at Kensington Palace

Duchess of Sussex says she's 'saddened' by claims, which she and Harry call 'smear campaign'

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are now speaking out more on the rough environment that prompted them to pseudo-defect from the royal family and England. Now, sources tell the Times of London that Markle herself was accused of bullying, via a complaint filed by one of her staff...

Mandalorian Star's Beef With Disney Continues Over Firing

Gina Carano star wants to know why co-star Pedro Pascal didn't get fired for his 2018 tweet

(Newser) - Gina Carano already has a new gig lined up , but that doesn't mean the Mandalorian star has moved on from her battle with Disney over her firing . Per USA Today , the 38-year-old actor sat down with conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Sunday, and she wasn't apologetic over...

Nike Japan Ad Garners Praise and Outrage

The video explores racism and bullying in Japan

(Newser) - Another day, another controversy—this one brought to you by Nike Japan. A video posted on the company's Twitter feed shows three teenage girls of different backgrounds facing discrimination or bullying. One is Japanese, one Korean, and one has a Black father and Japanese mother. Each faces unique challenges...

What He Did as 8th-Grader Costs Him Shot at NHL Team
NHL Team Drops Prospect
Over His Actions as a Teen
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NHL Team Drops Prospect Over His Actions as a Teen

Arizona Coyotes ditch Mitchell Miller after report about abuse of Black classmate with disabilities

(Newser) - Three weeks ago, the Arizona Coyotes selected an 18-year-old freshman at the University of North Dakota in the NHL draft. On Thursday, the team renounced its rights to Mitchell Miller after an Arizona newspaper detailed the abuse case he was involved in as an 8th-grader in Sylvania, Ohio. The details:...

Boy's Suicide Linked to Macabre Online Challenge

But media reports should be viewed with some skepticism

(Newser) - A boy's suicide has been linked to a possible online "horror challenge" enticing children to take their own lives—if, that is, such challenges even exist. ANSA reports that an 11-year-old boy killed himself Wednesday by jumping off a balcony at his family's home in Naples, Italy....

Lea Michele Flees Twitter After Former Castmate Disappears

Seems it's related to Naya Rivera's vanishing at a California lake

(Newser) - Lea Michele pulled the plug on her Twitter account Saturday amid trolling over the apparent death of former Glee co-star Naya Rivera, Us Weekly reports. Michele abandoned the site just three days after Rivera, 33, vanished at a California lake with her 4-year-old son, Josey, who turned up alone on...

Glee Star Loses Endorsement Gig After Bullying Claims

HelloFresh cuts ties with Lea Michele after accusations by former co-star Samantha Ware

(Newser) - Mom-to-be Lea Michele is facing up to her "immaturity" on the set of Glee after a former co-star claimed she'd made her experience on the show "a living hell." Samantha Ware, who played Jane Hayward on Glee's final season in 2015, spoke out after Michele...

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