Rebecca Sedwick’s mother to pursue law changes, civil suits

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November 25, 2013
Rebecca Sedwick’s mother to pursue law changes, civil suits
Attorney for Sedwick’s mother promises anti-bullying ‘crusade.’
By Arelis Hernández, Orlando Sentinel

The mother of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide after months of alleged cyberbullying plans to pursue changes to state and federal law, as well as civil lawsuits against her daughter’s bullies, she and her lawyer said today.

Matt Morgan, an attorney for the mother of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, promised a “crusade” against bullying during a press conference today in Orlando.

That will include pursuing a new state law — dubbed “Rebecca’s Law” — to criminalize bullying, a new federal law requiring schools to follow strict procedures to curb bullying and civil lawsuits against Rebecca’s bullies, he and his client said. [READ FULL STORY]


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