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Rebecca Sedwick jumped from cement mixing tower

9:01 AM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick
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POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday morning it had made two arrests in connection to the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick.

Two girls, ages 12 and 14, have been charged with aggravated stalking.

Sedwick's body was found at a defunct cement plant not far from her house.

Officials said that Sedwick jumped to her death from a cement mixing tower that had three levels.

Sedwick was bullied at school because of a boy, even physically pushed, according to investigators.

Sedwick received counseling and eventually left school, but then was cyberbullied with hateful messages, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

The sheriff said before her death, Sedwick used social media to reach out to a friend.

More information about the arrests will be discussed at a news conference on Tuesday.


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