Jamey Rodemeyer’s Bullies Will Face No Charges: Police


No charges will be filed against the students who bullied Jamey Rodemeyer for years before he committed suicide, Amherst, NY police announced at a press conference today, WKBW reports:

AmherstJohn Askey, chief of police in Amherst, said he is not satisfied with the outcome, but none of the alleged incidents are prosecutable.

Buffalo News has a full rundown. They add:

Police investigated a total of seven bullying incidents involving Jamey, two at Heim Middle School and five at Williamsville North High School, he said.

But no charges will be brought because all of the alleged perpetrators were juvenile classmates, either 14 or 15 years old, who could not be held criminally accountable for what would be considered violations had they been adults.

In only two or three of the seven known bullying incidents involving Jamey in middle school and high school was the same student clearly responsible. The other incidents involved other students, Askey said.

Watch WKBW's report and a clip from the police press conference, AFTER THE JUMP...

Watch the full press conference HERE.

(presser clip via igor volsky)

Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:07pm ETC by Andy Towle
in bullying, News