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March 18th, 2011

Limestone County man gets 20 years for sexting
TUSCUMBIA, Alabama -- Brian H. Gorman, a 29-year-old Limestone County man, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending sexually explicit photos online to what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in Tuscumbia, the TimesDaily newspaper reports.

Family: Special needs teen hospitalized from bullying
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A special needs 7th grader at a Jackson County school underwent surgery Thursday afternoon after what family members describe as a bullying incident in school.

Congress May Consider Special Needs Bullying ‘Epidemic’
A California congresswoman says she plans to introduce legislation designed to address the disproportionately high rate of bullying that students with disabilities face. Citing statistics showing that children with special needs are bullied at twice the rate of other kids, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said on the floor of the House of Representatives this week that she plans to introduce legislation to tackle what she dubbed an “epidemic.”

DOJ to White Male Bullying Victims: Tough Luck
The administration's anti-bullying campaign has been ongoing since the beginning of Mr. Obama's term. The Department of Justice announced in December 2010 its intention to hold liable school districts that fail to protect students that are bullied.

Bills would address cyber-bullying
PROVIDENCE — Three bills introduced Tuesday would create an imperative for parents and school officials to address cyber-bullying and “sexting” by schoolchildren, while giving the attorney general and the state police better tools to prosecute offenders.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Ask For Donations To Beatbullying
Earlier this week, royal officials announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton are requesting charitable gifts instead of wedding presents, the Associated Press reports.



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