On 12-year-old Janesville girl committing suicide: I’m so disgusted with these children these days. If these parents don’t get a hold of these kids and teach them right, we’re going to have a terrible, terrible world out there. These children put this poor girl in the grave, and I wouldn’t mind saying it to the children. If I could find who they were, then I’d make them write, ‘I put this girl in the grave today by bullying.’

  • Regarding the Wednesday story (Page 1A) about the tragic death attributed to bullying in the school, why did the district trot out a low-level employee to address the concerns. Isn’t this important enough for the superintendent?
  • I just read the heartbreaking story of the 12-year-old girl’s suicide. Once again, children banding together to bully a child has had a terrible ending. Are children no longer taught compassion, empathy or respect for other people? Girls seem to be worse than the boys. Before the summer break, I hope Franklin Middle School especially uses this as a teaching moment, and, parents, talk to your children. This has got to stop before another precious child can’t take it anymore and makes an irreversible final decision.
  • I’d like to comment on the young girl that was bullied into committing suicide. I’m just afraid of what’s happening in this world, from the president on down. The president is bringing all the bigots and the racists out of their rat holes. They don’t have Christ in their life, which means it is the beginning of the anti-Christ.
  • Rebecka Coughlin and Coughlin’s mother complained to school officials. Other students reported Coughlin being bullied. Nothing got done. Schools are being shot up all over the country because of bullying. Boys should be warned once, the second time kicked out of school until they return with their parents.
  • This little girl should not have died. This little girl should be getting ready to finish school and enjoy her summer vacation, but she can’t because others don’t know how to show respect or kindness, and that’s what we need to learn. We need to stop the bullying, please. Let’s just stop it, and, Gazette, don’t just have this one article and then no more. Let’s keep the conversation going.

On a dangerous road: They did it again: patched some holes and repainted some lines on one of the most heavily used and dangerous sections of state highway. Highway 14 from the Rock River bridge to the Highway 51 intersection needs to be four lanes divided. Entering and exiting the half-dozen side roads is hazardous at best, especially County F.

On ABC canceling “Roseanne”: After Roseanne Barr lost her hit show over a racist tweet, the left is predictably blaming, you guessed it, Donald Trump. It’s Donald Trump’s fault that Roseanne Barr said something stupid and racist. In fact, everyone who voted for Trump is a racist. You can’t really blame the Democrats. What else are they going to run on, raising your taxes, allowing the country to be overrun by illegal immigrants, embracing MS-13?

On identity theft: Ladies, please be extra vigilant about your purses at any store. Recently, an elderly lady had her purse stolen in a checkout lane. The long-term havoc created by this selfish, unethical person will be felt for months, financially and personally. Be observant at all time and make copies of all your important cards to make calls to report the theft easier.

On disease threats: I may have missed it in The Gazette, but there should maybe be a health notice regarding Lyme disease and west Nile for the summer. Now I’ve been listening to national television programs, and they said there’s going to be an increase of Lyme disease and west Nile because of the increase of the insects. With all the recent rains we’ve had, standing water, etc., I think it would be a good public service for them to cover that.

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