A lot of people have probably heard about Phoebe Prince. She was a fifteen year old girl from Massachusetts who committed suicide in January. In the last few weeks, a lot of developments over her case have arisen. Namely, nine of her peers are being indited for various crimes that are being blamed for the reason for her suicide.
Here's a video:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UE7XqiDT6E&feature=related"]YouTube - Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince's Death[/ame]
This isn't the only instance of this happening. A girl in my area killed herself within the last year - she had sent her boyfriend an image of herself naked through texting (something now apparently called sexting). He forwarded the photo to someone and soon nearly everyone in the city had seen this girl naked. She was bullied and teased incessantly up to the point where she decided to kill herself.
So, what I'm wondering is - Is it okay to blame someone else for a suicide? Under what conditions? In the case of Phoebe Prince, her family's lawyer is also trying to blame the school and teachers for negligence. Should her parents be blamed for negligence too? After all, they were also in her life and could see what was happening. What do you think is appropriate in this situation?
** This is my 1000th post. :)