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Conn. youth arrested, charged with bullying

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old girl from Connecticut has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly bullying one of her classmates, police said.

Stamford, Conn., police arrested and charged the girl Tuesday after they heard that the 13-year-old victim was contemplating suicide, the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate reported.

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The suspect allegedly yelled at and pushed the victim, Lt. Diedrich Hohn said.

"This behavior will not be tolerated by Stamford police," Hohn said in a statement. "If it is brought to our attention we will vigorously investigate the allegations and make arrests when appropriate. We investigate all claims of bullying and this type of behavior will not be condoned in a learning environment."

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The suspect has since been released into the custody of her parents.

Meanwhile, Greenwich Police Department has not yet made any arrests in the suicide of bullied 15-year-old Bart Palosz, the Stamford Advocate said.

Palosz committed suicide after the first day of classes on Aug. 27 after enduring six years of being bullied.

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His family said they raised concerns with school officials before the teen committed suicide, but the officials did nothing to help him.

Town Attorney John Wayne Fox said investigators are preparing to conduct interviews with teachers, and potentially with students.

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"We have gathered together a substantial amount of paperwork with respect to this young man and we are at a point where we are about to begin to conduct interviews," Fox said. "I'm approaching this in an open-ended way. Once we have gathered all of the facts and all the answers available to any and all questions posed, we can point to the facts and share those with the Board of Education."

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