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April 4th, 2011

When Is Cosmetic Surgery the Answer to Bullying?
Just seven years old, Samantha Shaw of Sturgis, S.D. is about to experience something very grown-up: she’s going to have cosmetic surgery.

Man charged with importuning child, 9
A Warren County man is accused of trying to persuade a 9-year-old boy to engage in sex with him in a public restroom, Prosecutor David Fornshell said Monday. Alvin Money, 57, of South Lebanon, was charged with importuning in an indictment released Monday.

Somerset Police Investigating Bullying Video Posted Online
Charges are expected to be filed after a 14-year-old girl was wounded during an apparent bullying incident that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The bullying assault happened on South Center Street in Somerset on March 2. Police said the victim suffered several injuries, including a concussion.

NEW – Facebook posting helps police in Somerset bullying case
SOMERSET — A student’s posting to Facebook of a bullying episode – which resulted in one girl being treated for a concussion – cracked the case for police, who had suspected the wrong group of kids.“They’ve made it really easy for us,” borough police Chief Randy Cox said at a news conference Monday at the station.

Teenagers Who Feel Like They Don’t Fit In Less Likely to Attend College
Newswise — High school students who feel they do not fit in are less likely to attend college — particularly girls who are gay or obese — according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Gay-straight alliance founders say they are being bullied at Catholic school
Taechun Menns and his friend were quietly reading a copy of Xtra, Canada’s weekly gay and lesbian newspaper, when a classmate ripped the copy out of their hands and threw it in the garbage. The Xtra cover read: “Banning GSAs sucks.”

Governor Lynch Urges Lawmakers Not To Weaken Bullying Laws
Governor John Lynch today urged lawmakers not to move forward with a bill that would weaken New Hampshire’s bullying laws.
Last year, Governor Lynch signed a law that strengthened and updated New Hampshire’s decade-old anti-bullying statute.

Walker seeks to expand Internet Crimes Against Children division
Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for an additional $1 million during the next two years to crack down on Internet predators who prey on children, even as he is demanding cuts and staff reductions in other areas.



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