STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 12-year-old Stamford girl was arrested by police Tuesday in connection with an alleged case of bullying, according to police.
The middle schooler’s identity has not been released, and neither was the private school where the incident took place. Police did not disclose the nature of the bullying.
“This behavior will not be tolerated by the Stamford Police Department,” said Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn 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.”
She was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the case, in which she was accused of bullying a 13-year-old female student, police said.
The case began when the victim’s parents contacted the police late last month and said another student at the school “had continued to bully, taunt and harass their daughter.”
School officials were notified, but the bullying had escalated to the point that the victim “made comments about committing suicide,” police said.
Police and school officials jointly investigated the case and determined that the complaint was credible and that an arrest could help quell the situation. The girl was released to her parents’ custody after the arrest.