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Phoebe Price rode her bike home that day. Usually on a Thursday Pheobe would ride to school, then walk her bike to swim practise at the local sports centre with her friends Amelia and Julie. Then, afterwards, Phoebe's mum, would drive her and the bike home. But Phoebe's brother had sprained his wrist and was at the hospital so Phoebe had to ride he bike home.
Altogether the journey wasn't particularly unpleasant. The autumn air was cool and riding under a canopy of multi-coloured leaves with the setting sun peeking through at random intervals made her feel like she was in Disney Land - complete with the confetti and flashing lights.
Her plaited hair was dripping down her back and leaving a patch on her sweatshirt so when a gust of wind blew from behind her it sent a chill up her spin and the dry leaves got tangled in her hair. Phoebe shivered but she gripped the handle bars tightly and they stayed steady.
She switched gears as she neared a big hill that would up get her not two streets from her house. Her legs ached and she was tired from swimming so it was a tempting thought to just pull over at the pavement and walk up the hill. But she wanted to get home quickly. And besides, it would be quitting to walk up the hill.
When she gets home she'll dump her backpack in the laundry room and get out her homework to do - she won't actually do it but at least having on the kitchen table in plain sight will make her feel guilty about it. Phoebe thought about getting herself a Nutella sandwich and watching some TV as she reached the top of the hill. She couldn't wait to get home.
And that's when the blue Prius going at 40mph in a 20 zone hits her.
Phoebe is going to make a Nutella sandwich when she gets home. She is going to play hockey tomorrow at school. Phoebe is barely twelve. She likes tigers. Phoebe has never kissed a boy.
Phoebe is dead on impact.
It's just something short I wrote for an assignment. What do you think? Anything I could do to improve it? I'm not great at English so I'm just looking for pointers here.
Posted on 15 February 2013 | 7:31 am
Resolved Question: How did phoebe price kill
And did her mom kill her self to?
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:52 am
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BOSTON — The teenagers who bullied Phoebe Prince for months before she hanged herself on January 14, 2010 were given probation and community service last week in Northampton Superior Court under a plea agreement approved by Prince’s mother, Anne O’Brien.
The sentences brought to an end to the tragic saga of the 15-year-old student who had immigrated to Massachusetts with her family from County Clare.
Sean Mulveyhill and Kayla Narey, both 18, were sentenced Wednesday to one year’s probation and 100 hours of community service for criminal harassment.
Sharon Velazquez, 17, Flannery Mullins, 18, and Ashley Longe, 18, were given probation on Thursday, while charges of statutory rape against a sixth teen, Austin Renaud, were dropped at the request of the Prince family.
In a tearful victim impact statement, O’Brien spoke about the horror that her daughter endured prior to her death.
“I can only imagine the pain she felt at his (Mulveyhill’s) unrelenting desire to harass and humiliate her,” O’Brien told a hushed courtroom.
“Had I known the truth, I would have viewed (his) relationship with her as predatory….There is a dead weight that is now permanently in my chest. It is an unbearable pain, and it will stay with me until my own death…”
Prosecutors said that the harassment of Prince stemmed from brief dating relationships she had with Mulveyhill, who was a football star at South Hadley High School, and Renaud.
They said Mulveyhill urged his friends to taunt Prince after he ended his casual relationship with her.
In her emotional statement to the court, O’Brien read from some of her daughter’s final text messages to a friend.
“I think Sean condoning this is one of the final nails in my coffin,” Prince wrote. “I can’t take much more….It would be easier if he or any one of them handed me a noose.”
Mulveyhill said virtually nothing during the proceedings and showed little emotion, but Narey, who was his girlfriend when the bullying occurred, expressed remorse in a tearful statement she read in court.
“My behavior in the days leading up to Phoebe’s death was unacceptable,” she said. “I was the weak one, and that failure will always be with me. I am sorry, Phoebe. I am sorry about the unkind things I said to others about you. I am sorry about the unkind posting on my Facebook page. But mostly I am sorry for January 14, 2010 in the library and in the hallway when I laughed when someone else was shouting humiliating things at you….”
The modest sentences meted out to the teens sparked expressions of outrage on local radio shows and in some newspaper columns, but Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan defended the sentences during a press conference.
“They have paid the price in the media and public arena,” he said. “They will have this on their backs for the rest of their lives. Worse, they will have it on their conscience.”
Sullivan said that the prosecution team brought “mercy, compassion and understanding” to the case, which he said was in accord with the desires of the Prince family.
“The legacy of Phoebe Prince will be that schools are safe,” he said. “The era of turning a blind eye to bullying and harassment is over.”
Prince’s death resulted in tough new Massachusetts legislation which requires school employees to report bullying to administrators, who in turn must report the cases to police if warranted.
The five teens had faced felony and misdemeanor charges, including civil rights violations causing bodily injury, criminal harassment, and disruption of a school assembly. Two had also faced charges of stalking Prince while statutory rape charges against two were also dropped.
Critical press reaction included this from columnist Margery Eagan in the Boston Herald: “Here’s the message District Attorney David Sullivan sent to bullies yesterday: You can taunt and harass and threaten and terrorize another human being even to death – and get away with it. And Judge Jeffrey Kinder signed right on.”
Posted on 11 May 2011 | 8:04 am
Resolved Question: I am searching for LACE
LACE and LACE ll with PHOEBE CATES
I have searched for this many times (18+ years). Since it is now on DVD and was on VHS back then, I assume that there is a source, but where can I find it?
Help would be greatly appreciated.
If you have recieved this more than once, I appologise, I think my first post got lost before it was complete.
Posted on 6 July 2010 | 4:33 am
Open Question: Why did Phoebe Price have to
Posted on 2 July 2010 | 8:48 am