Today three former students charged with crimes related to 15-year-old Phoebe Prince's suicide last year were put on probation, and a statutory rape charge against another was dropped. The criminal case against those accused of bullying Prince to the point that she took her own life is for the most part over, but now some are complaining that the sentences are too lenient.
In hearings today Sharon Chanon Velazquez, Flannery Mullins and Ashley Longe, who attended South Hadley High School in Massachusetts with Prince, "admitted to sufficient facts" on misdemeanor charges of harassment and violating civil rights, The New York Times reports. Yesterday Kayla Narey took a similar plea deal, and Sean Mulveyhill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal harassment. All were sentenced to probation and community service, and some will have their records cleared if they complete probation.