A group of South Hadley, Mass., students accused of bullying a classmate who later committed suicide won't be returning to the community's high school, MyFoxBoston.com reported.
Superintendent Gus Sayer told The Boston Globe on Tuesday the school district took the problem seriously and the students "will not be returning." He would not say if they had been expelled, citing privacy concerns.
TheBostonChannel.com reported that two students accused of bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince were expelled from South Hadley High School.
Prince killed herself allegedly after being bullied through text messages, Facebook posts and in person.
Separately, legislation targeting school bullying cleared a legislative committee Tuesday and was sent to the Senate for its review.
It would require that each school district, charter school and all nonpublic schools develop a bullying prevention and intervention plan.
The Senate passed anti-bullying legislation last session but it never emerged for a vote in the House.
400 parents, students and school administrators attended a cyerbullying meeting on Tuesday night. They began the day with a standing ovation for the school's principal.
Parents and students were broken into groups and had questions answered about cyber bullying and how to prevent it.