Prosecutor: New Charge Against Student Accused In Bullying Incident

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

  BERKELEY – Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced that an additional charge has been filed against one of the four juveniles who are accused of bullying Adriana Kuch before she took her own life earlier this month.

  An incident that took place at Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township on February 1 involved a group of girls attacking 14-year-old Adriana, as shown through a video that has surfaced online. The following day, Adriana was found dead in her home.

  Family and friends of Adriana said this wasn’t the first time she was bullied, and claimed other incidents happened prior to this fight.

  One student has been charged with aggravated assault, two were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and the fourth person faces a harassment charge, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

  Prosecutor Billhimer announced today that one student is now charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in addition to the previously filed complaint alleging harassment. The student was released pending future court appearances.