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There's an anti-bullying law on the books in Illinois but even that couldn't stop students from harassing ten-year-old Ashlynn Conner.  The fifth grader took her own life on Friday.  Illinois attorney Matthew David Keenan says the law doesn't outline specific bullying parameters.

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The parents of a fifth grade Ridge Farm girls say she took her own life after being bullied at school.  Illinois attorney Matthew Keenan says this could tarnish the school's reputation, but it'll be very hard to prove they knew anything. 

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Keenan says schools are not always fair when it comes to punishing students who bully.  Nonetheless, he says this could turn into a nightmare for the school district with major lawsuits potentially coming down the pipe.  Keenan says he's not tossing blame on the Georgetown Ridge Farm School District, but he says things like Conner's death should never happen.  The school district did not return phone calls.

 

 
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