10/03/2013 10:46 am ET

Tween Arrested For Allegedly Bullying Classmate

A 12-year-old at a Connecticut private school was arrested after the school's administration said it could no longer handle her relentless bullying of another girl.

"We were informed by a parent of a 13-year-old girl that she said her daughter is being constantly harassed, intimidated and bullied at school," Lt. Diedrich Hohn of the Stamford Police Department told WTNH. "If it gets up to the level of schoolteachers couldn't handle it, we [have] to get involved."

The parent said the bullying got so bad that her daughter told her she wanted to kill herself. That's when she went to the police.

In a statement obtained by WABC, Hohn said the Stamford police investigates all claims of bullying. The 12-year-old suspect allegedly yelled at the victim, pushed her, and continuously harassed her.

The name of the school and the students involved have not been released.

Earlier this year, another Connecticut student, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich, fatally shot himself after his first day of classes. According to Greenwich Time, "chronic bullying at school" beginning when Palosz was just a young boy may have contributed to the tragic incident.

Greenwich police have yet to make an arrest in the five-week old investigation, although Town Attorney John Wayne Fox told the website in a separate report that investigators will soon begin interviewing teachers about the alleged bullying.

"In the last four or five weeks, we've really tried to get that much more active in understanding what our policies and procedures and practices are regarding bullying, but also regarding what I would call the insidious stuff that leads up to bullying behavior," Fox told Greenwich Time.



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