NYPD Backtracks, Says It Is Still Probing Bullying Angle in S.I. Teen's Suicide

The NYPD said a police spokeswoman had erred on Wednesday when she said police had determined no criminality was suspected in the case.

Friday, Jan 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:11 AM EDT
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Teen Killed by Bus Carried Suicide Note: Cops

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Amanda Cummings died after being hit by an MTA bus on Dec. 27.

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Teen Killed by Bus Carried Suicide Note: Cops

A 15-year-old Staten Island girl who relatives said had been bullied was carrying a suicide note when she was struck by a bus, police say. Amanda Cummings' uncle said she was tormented by bullies at school. Roseanne Colletti reports.
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The NYPD says it's still investigating whether bullying was a factor in the suicide of a Staten Island teenager who jumped in front of a bus.     

Amanda Diane Cummings died Dec. 27, six days after being struck by the bus. 

The 15-year-old girl's uncle, Keith Cummings, has said that bullies at her school tormented her, mocked her and took her phone, shoes and jacket.      

The NYPD said a police spokeswoman had erred on Wednesday when she said police had determined no criminality was suspected in the case.      

Police spokesman Paul Browne told The New York Times that she should have indicated that detectives were investigating whether bullying played a role in Cummings' death and that no conclusion had been reached.      
 

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