Rebecca Sedwick

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Florida officials have dropped the charges against two girls who had been accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who jumped to her death after being taunted and bullied online. Police say the girls will receive counseling.

The legal case began in September, when Sedwick, a seventh-grader in Lakeland, killed herself. Police said that two of her schoolmates, one 14 years old and one who recently turned 13, were the "primary harassers" in a group of girls that bullied Sedwick for months before her death. They were arrested last month and placed under house arrest.

TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who last week arrested two middle-school girls for their alleged roles in the suicide of a third girl, says there's a message for bullies and their parents.

"When are we going to stand up, as a society, and say, 'Bullying is unacceptable and there are consequences?' " he said.