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Girls, 14 And 12, Held Over 'Bullying Death'
Two girls have been arrested in Florida after one admitted online that she harassed a 12-year-old girl who killed herself last month.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said officers arrested a 14-year-old girl because they were worried she would continue cyberbullying other girls.
She is accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick, who was found dead at an abandoned concrete plant on September 9.
Sheriff Judd said the 14-year-old was arrested after she posted online on Saturday that she had bullied Rebecca and did not care that she had died.
He said: "We decided that we can't leave her out there.
"Who else is she going to torment, who else is she going to harass?"
Police also arrested a 12-year-old girl who is accused of bullying Rebecca. Both have been charged with felony aggravated stalking.
Sheriff Judd said the bullying began after the 14-year-old began dating a boy that Rebecca had been seeing.
"She didn't like that and began to harass and ultimately torment Rebecca," he added.
The 12-year-old girl was Rebecca's former best friend, but had been turned against her by the older girl.
Authorities claim Rebecca had been "terrorised" by as many as 15 girls who ganged up on her and tormented her for months through online message boards and texts.