South Hadley Superintendent: “No truth to bullying”

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – A Facebook post about an alleged bullying incident in South Hadley has been shared more than 60,000 times in four days.

The post showed a 1st grader with rope burn on her neck.

South Hadley’s Superintendent told 22News it shows how quickly people on social media can rush to judgment and lead to accusations about people or the school district.

Superintendent Dr. Nick Young told 22News two 1st graders at the Plains School in South Hadley were playing “doggie” during recess. One girl put a jump rope around another girl’s neck before an employee stopped them.

Dr. Young says the school also investigated a second report of bullying, but there was no indication that any bullying occurred. He says the two girls are friends, but have been separated for the rest of the year as a precaution.

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