12-year-old accused of bullying arrested

Police in Connecticut town: 'This behavior will not be tolerated'


A 12-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after police said she was bullying another student at a private middle school in Stamford.

The victim, age 13, told her parents that she was being bullied, taunted and harassed by the other girl.

Her parents made a complaint to police, however the bullying continued, police said.

As the bullying increased, the unidentified victim "made comments about committing suicide," police said.

Administrators at the school were notified and they along with police investigated the claims.

To "quell" the bullying, police said it was best to arrest the 12-year-old girl, who was charged with disorderly conduct.

"This behavior will not be tolerated," Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said.

"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," he said in a statement Tuesday.

After she was arrested, the 12-year-old girl was later released to her parents, police said.