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April 1st, 2010
05:58 AM ET

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Phoebe Prince, 15, who had recently moved from Ireland, committed suicide in January in Massachusetts.
Phoebe Prince, 15, who had recently moved from Ireland, committed suicide in January in Massachusetts.

Do mean girls turn into mean women?

(CNN) - A principal is under fire as parents demand to know why something wasn't done sooner to save Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old girl who prosecutors say was bullied to death by fellow students at her Massachusetts high school.

Our Alina Cho tracks down the principal and asks the tough questions this morning.

The movie "Mean Girls" explored the cliques and conflicts that come with high school. As we've seen in too many real-life cases, most recently in western Massachusetts, teen bullying can have tragic results. And it often involves girls hurting other girls.

Erika Holiday and Joan Rosenberg wrote the book "Mean Girls, Meaner Women." They'll join us this morning from Los Angeles to discuss teen bullying and the Phoebe Prince case.

Sound off: We want to hear from you about the bullying story. This morning we're asking do mean girls turn into mean women? What do you think? Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.


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  1. American Morning

    Thanks for the comments everyone! See you tomorrow, Friday!

    April 1, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  2. nileya nettles

    Some have stalked before created hate teams and groups, used many forms of harrassment, displayed assaultive behavior, verbal abuse, fraud, constantly cyber bullying the victims (facebook), conflicts of interest, displays constant long term abuse, steal photos and photo shop the victim to support their hate crimes, vandalism, extreme crude humor, page blanking including websites to hide evidence of their crimes against the victim, some go as far the extremes to invade ones privacy and public records in hate groups, making threats, class 6 felonies, some even have hidden codes and messaging their victims and friends. if all this was done to u on a regular basis a person would want to or find a escape from their bullies. When it goes this far it is a serious problem. enough is enough.

    April 1, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  3. Barbara a Proud Canadian !!!!

    John..... Good April Fools joke..... Now... check out Sympatico.ca 's main page this morning.... says Canada has purchased half of Hawaii to help the U.S. .... Really sounds legit... until you go to "Read the rest of this story".. April Fool. Dang... thought we finally had a tropical Province. Just plain funny

    April 1, 2010 at 8:49 am |
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