Girl Who Alledgedly Drove Classmate To Suicide Goes Online To Say She Doesn’t Care, Is Promptly Arrested
On September 9, after nearly a year of bullying, Rebecca Ann Sedwick climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself to her death. One of the girls accused of bullying her had such a cold and disgusting response to her death, authorities were afraid she would bully again. She and a fellow classmate were arrested today.
The 14-year-old girl took to Facebook on Saturday to post, “Yes IK [I know] I bullied REBECCA nd [sic] she killed her self but IDGAF [I don’t give a f***]”
Yes, I know I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a fuck.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said police arrested the girl shortly after she posted the above sentiment to her Facebook page:
“We decided that we can’t leave her out there. Who else is she going to torment, who else is she going to harass?” Judd said.
Police also arrested a 12-year-old girl who is accused of bullying Rebecca. Both have been charged with felony aggravated stalking.
The bullying began after the 14-year-old girl began dating a boy Rebecca had been seeing. She “didn’t like that and began to harass and ultimately torment Rebecca,” Judd said.
Rebecca’s mother, Tricia Norman, recounted finding a message that urged her daughter to kill herself: “‘You haven’t killed yourself yet,'” Norman recalled the message saying. “‘Go jump off of a building.'”
If either of these girls were my kids I would be a broken human being. I would be beyond distraught if my daughter were bullied to death, but I would also be distraught if someone I brought into this world could look at a death that she may have caused and say, I don’t give a fuck.
Judd said he was upset the girls still had access to social networks after Rebecca’s suicide.
“If we can find any charges we can bring against their parents, we will,” Judd said.
Judd said neither girl’s parents wanted to bring their daughters to the sheriff’s office, so detectives went to their homes and arrested them.
Judd said the 14-year-old was “very cold, had no emotion at all upon her arrest.”
(photo: R.I.P. Rebecca Ann Sedwick/ Facebook)