Thursday, March 31, 2011

Words are worse than Sticks and Stones

We're still dealing with the aftermath of Phoebe Prince's suicide in South Hadley, Massachusetts. From my perspective as a resident of the town, sadly it's turned into a legal back and now with the memory of what Phoebe experienced slowly fading.

Something has brought some of those memories back though. Not too far from us in Westport, Conn on March 14 Alye Pollack, an eighth-grader at Bedford Middle School, uploaded a video to YouTube titled Words are worse than Sticks and Stones. Here's her 2 minute and 58 second video.

According to, Bedford Middle school ranks 7th of 258 Connecticut public middle schools. Some of the comments posted on YouTube are even more disturbing than the video.

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