Staten Island high school sophomore Amanda Cummings reportedly jumped in front of a bus on December 27, 2011. Cummings had a suicide note with her, and her family believes she was tormented by bullies at school, possibly over a relationship she had with an older boy that another girl at school also liked.
"People [were] really nasty to her for no reason," junior Marisa Ryan told CBS New York. Ryan said people called her names and posted mean things about her on Facebook.
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Tyler Clementi, 18, New Jersey
Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 22, 2010 after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, recorded and broadcast video of him being intimate with another man in their dorm room.
Ravi was charged with bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. He recently rejected a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid jail time. Ravi's trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 21.
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Megan Meier, 13, Missouri
Megan Meier, 13, hung herself in her bedroom in October 2006 after being "dumped" by someone she thought was a 16-year-old boy on MySpace. The boy, however, turned out to be Lori Drew, the mother of one of her neighbors, who had set up the blog to torment the girl.
In 2008, a federal jury convicted Drew of three misdemeanor counts related to the hoax, but a judge threw out the verdict the next year.
In May 2008, Missouri lawmakers passed a cyber harassment law called the Megan Meier law.
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Kameron Jacobsen, 14, New York
On January 18, 2011, high school freshman Kameron Jacobsen hung himself in his bedroom after reportedly enduring online bullying, "psychological torture," and physical assaults by peers. His parents told CBS News that they did not plan to file charges against any of their son's bullies, instead they've been working to pass a state anti-bullying law.
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Phoebe Prince, 15, Massachusetts
Phoebe Prince hanged herself in her family's apartment on Jan. 10. 2010. Prince, an Irish immigrant, reportedly became the target of threats and insults at her high school after the ex-girlfriend of a boy she dated began bullying her and recruited her friends to torment the girl, too.
The girl, Kayla Narey, 18, and the boyfriend, Sean Mulveyhill, 18, both pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and were sentenced to community service and a year probation. Three other girls received similar sentences.
Prince's parents received a $225,000 settlement from the Massachusetts School District which they had sued for not doing more to stop the bullying.
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Asher Brown, 13, Texas
Middle School student Asher Brown shot himself in the head on Sept. 23, 2010. Brown had reportedly just told his parents he was gay and had endured bullying about his sexual orientation at school.
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Ashlynn Conner, 10, Illinois
Fifth-grader Ashlynn Conner hung herself in her bedroom closet on Nov. 11, 2011. Conner's parents claimed that the little girl had repeatedly alerted teachers that she was being bullied by classmates and neighbors. The day before her death Conner came home in tears and asked to be home-schooled, reported the Chicago Tribune. Her cousin told the newspaper that the taunted had started a few years before when Ashlynn cut her hair short.
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Danny Chen, 19, U.S. Army Base, Afghanistan
Pvt. Danny Chen,19, killed himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan where he was stationed. Chen died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after enduring bullying - including physical assaults and ethnic slurs - by fellow soldiers. Last month, eight of his fellow soldiers were charged in connection with his death. Some of the charges include negligent homicide and manslaughter.
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Jacob Rogers, 18, Tennessee
Jacob Rogers shot himself on Dec. 7, 2011. Friends said that Rogers, who was reportedly openly gay, had been bullied about his sexuality for years.
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Billy Lucas, 15, Indiana
High school freshman Billy Lucas hung himself in the rafters of his family's barn on Sept. 9, 2010 after allegedly enduring bullying about his sexual identity. According to local news reports, friends said Lucas had been suspended from school the day before he died for fighting with two girls who were harassing him. Another friend said some classmates had recently told him to go hang himself because he was gay.
Seth Walsh, 13, California
On Sept. 19, 2011, seventh-grader Seth Walsh tried to hang himself from a tree in his family's backyard. He died after a little more than a week on life support. Walsh, who was openly gay, reportedly endured online and in-person bullying, including slurs and insults about the way he acted and dressed.
His grandmother told Time magazine that Seth "spent a lot of his life frightened."