Mom: Web hoax led girl to kill herself

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  1. Iria

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    Source: Yahoo! News
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    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - Megan Meier thought she had made a new friend in cyberspace when a cute teenage boy named Josh contacted her on MySpace and began exchanging messages with her.

    Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than a month before he abruptly ended their friendship, telling her he had heard she was cruel.

    The next day Megan committed suicide. Her family learned later that Josh never actually existed; he was created by members of a neighborhood family that included a former friend of Megan's.
     
  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    harsh...
     
  3. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Thats sad news :sigh:
     
  4. OmegaRED

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    It's a sad story all around and really I don't see how the law can get involved. I understand she has depression and ADD and wouldn't want to overlook their affects, however, I've known many people who've had both and don't think it's the reason for her suicide. Some people just aren't that bright and do stupid things which lead to their deaths (like Darwin Awards) and if it wasn't over a boy it would have been something else down the line.

    I know that sounds cruel but I think not everyone is born ready to cope with the world and some people are just hardwired to kill themselves.
     
  5. mkk

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    Probably wasn't the first time they got on her back either...
     
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    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    You've got to be a pretty f**ked up family to all sit around at home and create a virtual myspace person to screw with someone else's head. How pathetic is that... :(
     
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    How many people are going to commit suicide...

    How many people are going to post their personal details and be found by a pervert who would rape or kill...

    myspace and facebook are stupid ideas...thats what going out is for...
     
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    God Damn kids.. when will you ever learn!!?
     
  9. ViRuS2k

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    Show some compation you retard. that girl died.
     
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    Indeed
     
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    Yes, yes, it should be perfectly alright for a bunch of adults to fuck with the mind of a 13 year old with mental issues.

    That's like saying if I'm bigger than you it's ok for me to kick your ass, cause some people are just meant to get beaten.
     
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    I don't disagree with omega..... he can think what he wishes..

    but it's no lie that there is definitely a sickness people are bound to be born with....

    I think with the increase in our ability to further push "intelligent" assistance to our population... in the process of a pregnancy and whatnot, we are increasing the number of issues.... creating more problems for the future....
     
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    I would've done more than smash their foosball table on their driveway... I would've used the leg to beat the teeth in of the other girls' father.

    Pricks.
    They should be treated for mental illness, to do that willingly to a child. How can an adult tell someone else's innocent child that the world'd be better off without them? Honestly.
     
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    I was referring to the kids who played the prank on her! And its spelled compassion so before calling someone else a retard check yourself fool!
     
  15. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    The child wasn't the sole perpetrator of this psychological bullying. The mother and rest of the family was heaviliy involved and instrumental in the final acts that led to the poor girls' death.

    They are the type of family that (subject to a full investigation) should not be allowed to have any children. If they believe that it is fine and dandy to teach their kids how to be the perfect bully then they forfiet their rights to parenthood.
     
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    your a fucking idiot.
    ohh wow a spelling mistake, is that the best you can come up with.

    anyway who calls parents Kids. like i said your a retard.
     
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    From what I understood, the mother who created the fake profiles was doing so to find out what others had been saying about her own child. It almost sounds like there was another girl also slightly messed up and her mother was looking out for her but took it too far.
     
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    Simmer down little man before you get the hammer! :duh:
     
  19. ViRuS2k

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    Whats a hammer got to do with your unsensitive bull**** attitude.
    next time you post on a thread like this for instance get your dam Language fixed first. otherwize people might take offence to it like i did.

    and also you will be out the door first, trust me on that.
     
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    this sad story reminds me i need to watch out for our own families at the best, and try going into more details, which i keep forgetting to do.
    since the consequence is very large, so it's really worth the effort.
     

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