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Be kind. Stop bullying.

October 21, 2012
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer (gvalenti@timesleaderonline.com) , Times Leader

Next to a picture of a broken heart, 13 year old Rachel Ehmke wrote, "I'm fine = I wish I could tell you how I really feel." These were her last words before the pretty, blonde seventh grader hanged herself at her home on April 29. Months of bullying took its toll - chewing gum in her school books, derogatory names on her locker, a group of girls spreading rumors and a final mass text to her middle school classmates calling her a "slut" and urging them to get her to leave the school.

 
 
 

 

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