Teen cleared in bullying case maintains innocence

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:11:29 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 21 2013 05:42:33 PM EST

Charges dropped against girls accused in cyberbullying case.


A 13-year-old girl who had been accused of bullying a classmate who later committed suicide says she did nothing wrong.

The girl's remarks came a day after criminal charges against her were dropped.

Katelyn Roman appeared on NBC's "Today" show with her parents Thursday. She says she did learn from the incident that it is important to stand up to bullying.

"It's not okay to bully," she said. "You should stand up and when you have a chance stand up to bullies."

Charges have also been dropped against 14-year-old Guadalupe Shaw, according to Shaw's attorney.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd charged Roman and Shaw with stalking, saying the two were primarily responsible for bullying Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who jumped to her death at an abandoned concrete plant in September.

Roman's attorney, Jose Baez, held a news conference on Wednesday to announce the dropping of charges.

Rebecca's mother and attorney will hold a news conference on Monday morning.


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