Caroline sheriff seeks info on possible bullying related to girl’s death
Reporter Robyn Sidersky reports that the Caroline County sheriff is seeking corroboration of suggestions that the death of a 14-year-old girl in that county on Monday is related to bullying.
Below is her report.
Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa is asking for anyone who has evidence of bullying relating to the death of a 14-year-old Caroline County High School girl this week to come forward.
Lippa initially said there was no evidence that bullying contributed to the girl’s death on Monday, but in response to comments made on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, he asked for anyone with evidence of bullying to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
His Facebook comment said:
“First, I would like to thank everyone for their comments. The death of a child should always stir strong emotions within all of us. As both a parent and a grandparent, I share your concerns about bullying. Please understand that the circumstances surrounding Ciera Moore’s death are still under investigation. However, with regards to the claims of bullying, what we need is actual knowledge, times, persons involved etc. We cannot build a case on hearsay.
Therefore, if you have information of bullying of Ciera Moore or any other student, please call the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 804-633-1133.”
This is the second death of a Caroline High School student in less than a week.
Thomas Wendell Wheeler II, 15, died after collapsing in gym class on Oct. 15.
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