JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled part of a law passed after a notorious case of cyber bullying ended in a teen’s suicide is too broad and vague.
In its ruling Tuesday, the court struck down a section that allows prosecution of someone who “knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The court upheld the rest of the law.
The law was passed in 2008, a year after Megan Meier, 13, of Dardenne Prairie took her own life. An adult neighbor, Lori Drew, had posed as a 16-year-old boy on MySpace, first befriending Megan and then turning on her. Drew was acquitted of criminal charges
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