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Justine Williams, 14-Year-Old Cancer Survivor, Finds Out Cyberbully Is Best Friend

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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Justine Williams, 14-Year-Old Cancer Survivor, Finds Out Cyberbully Is Best Friend

Justine Williams Bullying

Posted: 04/20/11 06:21 PM ET

 

Fourteen-year-old cancer survivor Justine Williams thought her struggles were behind her -- until she started receiving threatening messages from the last person she would have ever suspected.

CBS Boston reports the North Andover Middle School student received text messages that said things like, "I'm going to kill your animals," and "Set a bomb off outside your house," and "I'm going to rape you." Within a month, Williams' inbox was flooded with over 90 such messages.

Concerned for their daughter's well-being, Williams' parents took the matter to police, who uncovered the culprit -- Williams' classmate and best friend.

The bully was ordered to attend eight counseling sessions, perform 20 hours of community service and write Williams a letter of apology.

The Williams family, however, feels the punishment was too lenient. According to WCVB TV, they are considering pursuing the case in civil court.

by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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lovinangels
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Oh my heavens.

LokisMama
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

What is wrong with people these days?  Poor girl.

Kaelansmom
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM

WTH? That is sick.

Poor girl.

katzmeow726
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM
That is just heartbreaking!
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LillyJD
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM


Quoting Kaelansmom:

WTH? That is sick.


Poor girl.

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AmmuJSE
by Ammu on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:47 PM

ok so did they have a fight or was the friend being two faced?

That is horrible. I hope she doesn't have trust issues now because of that person. 

Kylie819
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM
WTF? Cyberbullying is bad enough, but to find out your bff was behind it? So sad :(
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Kylie819
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM
And that sentence is too lenient IMO.

Then again the man who tackled me down the stairs, causing me to have two major surgeries and give up my career due to disability, got community service and a small fine.
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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM

I would hope it's a lesson to everyone. 

lovinangels
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

What kind of lessson could this possibly be?

Quoting EireLass:

I would hope it's a lesson to everyone. 


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