Authorities won't file charges in Minnesota teen's suicideMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say they won't file charges in the suicide of a 13-year-old girl in southeastern Minnesota whose parents say she was bullied.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say they won't file charges in the suicide of a 13 year-old girl in southeastern Minnesota whose parents say she was bullied.
The Dodge County sheriff's office says "harassment and bullying were likely factors" in the death of 13 year-old Rachel Ehmke of rural Mantorville last month.
But the sheriff's office says in a statement that investigators found no specific incident or action by any particular student they believe is responsible for her death. And because of that, the county attorney's office has decided there's insufficient evidence to charge anyone.
The sheriff's office says investigators also determined it was Rachel who sent a derogatory text message about herself to several students at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School two days before her death.
The girl's parents did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.