William and Janis Mohat of Ohio are suing their school for preventing the bullying that drove their son to suicide. William Mohat said "When you lose a child like this it destroys you in ways you can't even describe," (13 ).
In 2009 professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dorothy Espelage, has studied bulying for fifteen years, written dozens of articles and to books on the subject. She indicated that though extreme victims of bullies killing themselves is happening more often today. She said about schools reaction to bullying "Schools are either turning away from it (or) not paying attention to the school climate that is fostering that … Very few schools know how to handle this. The schools are overburdened. They're teaching to the test, but no counseling is going on in our schools," (14 ).
Not only Students in school are at risk!
In 2009 a teacher who was a victim of bullying collapsed and died (15 ).
A teen apprentice who was bullied at his place of work and committed suicide. The bullying included threats like "setting him on fire and threats of sexual assault". (16 ).
13 year old named Megan Meier hanged herself in her bedroom closet in October 2006. After her online relationship with a person who called themselves "Josh Evans" ended. He said he wasn't sure they could be friends anymore because he had heard she wasn't nice to her friends. Soon after she received abusive messages from other kids on my space. She was "hounded and publicly humiliated by a teenage mob on the Web, set upon in a virtual Lord of the Cyberflies.". Josh's final shot was "The world would be a better place without you." It was later learned that Josh Evens was fictional, and it spurred on by Lori Drew, 47. MS. Drew wanted to know if Megan was saying bad things about her daughter. Because her daughter and Megan had, had a falling out. Ms Drew also knew Megan already suffered from depression because Megan had gone on vacation with the Drew family (17 ). Lori Drew of suburban St. Louis was indicted for her role in this matter(18 ).
A federal Jury was deadlocked on a conspiracy charge and rejected the other three felony counts. MS Drew was convicted however on three misdemeanor offenses of accessing computers without authorization (19 ).