Funeral Set For Bullied Fla. Girl Who Killed Self

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Mourners are being asked to wear bright colors to the funeral of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bullied.

Services are scheduled Monday in Bartow, Fla., for Rebecca Sedwick. Sheriff’s detectives say she was “terrorized” by as many as 15 girls who ganged up on her and picked on her for nearly a year.

They say the bullying started over a boyfriend last year. Authorities said she climbed to a tower last Monday at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself to her death.

Authorities have seized computers and cellphones from some of the girls as they decide whether to bring charges. The parents of the other girls were also cooperating with authorities.

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