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Gabriella Green Cyberstalking: Two Minors Arrested in Florida

Gabriella Green Cyberstalking: Two Minors Arrested in Florida

Cathy Bozic shows members of the Bay County School District board photographs of her son's knee during the board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Panama City, Fla. The death of Surfside Middle School student Gabriella Green has motivated parents to speak about their children's experience with bullying at the middle school and call for changes. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 09:56 AM

The Gabriella Green cyberstalking investigation has led to the arrest of two minors in Florida in connection with the case in which Green reportedly hung herself days after enduring an onslaught of cyberbullying, Fox News reported.

Both 12-year-old Surfside Middle School students were charged after police began investigating Gabriella Green's death on Jan. 10.

Police examined several cell phones and social media accounts before identifying and interviewing the two suspects, whose names have not released.

According to Fox News, both minors admitted to participating in cyberbullying behavior that "would result in emotional distress," a police report said.

Gabriella Green was the target of "vulgar name-calling" and rumors that she had "sexually transmitted diseases" and endured threats to have her sensitive and personal information publically revealed.

One suspect admitted to authorities that he had previously spoken to Gabriella Green via a video call during which she admitted to having attempted to hang herself.

"(He) responded by saying something to the effect of, 'If you're going to do it, just do it,' and ended the call," police said, according to Fox News. "He immediately regretted that statement, and began calling and text-messaging her, but did not receive a response."

While the two minors admitted that they knew their actions would cause emotional stress for Gabriella Green, who allegedly hung herself with a dog leash, police are hesitant to pin her death solely on the cyberbullying.

Tanya Green, Gabriella's mother, told the Panama City News Herald that the arrests were "gratifying" after her daughter was forced to suffer in silence "with a smile on her face."

Tanya Green hopes the incident will highlight a growing cause for concern.

"It's going to help others at her school," she said, according to the Panama City News Herald. "It's going to start at her school. It's going to help others around the world."

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Two minors in Florida were arrested in connection with the apparent suicide of Gabriella Green, who allegedly hung herself days after enduring an onslaught of cyberbullying.
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 09:56 AM
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