Rutgers Student's Suicide Spotlights Cyberbullying

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Hundreds of students gathered with candles in a silent hour-long vigil at Rutgers University Sunday night to remember fellow student Tyler Clementi.
   
The 18-year-old ended his life Sept. 22 after authorities said two other students streamed his private sexual encounter online.

"This silent vigil will be an opportunity to come together in this difficult time to reaffirm our commitment to the values of civility, dignity, compassion, and respect for one another," Rutgers President Richard McCormick said.

Tyler's parents asked for privacy while they mourn their son's death.

"The outpouring of emotion and support from our friends, community, and family - and from people across the country - has been humbling and deeply moving." Joe and Jane Clementi said in a statement. "We thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts."

Speaker Janet Pfeiffer has been a trainer with The New Jersey Education Association for 20 years and has worked with teachers, administrators, and students on issue of cyber-bullying. Pfeiffer talked more about the issue on CBN Newschannel Midday News, Oct. 4.

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