Birmingham Police Department

Shooting
7:13 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Staged fight for social media turns deadly

One Birmingham teenager is dead and two others are injured after shots were fired Friday during a fight the teens had staged for social media.

The Birmingham Police Department says a group of girls had been arguing and decided to fight to settle their differences. They also decided to film the fight to post on Facebook later.

After the fight started, two teenage males started shooting, and three people were hit.

One 14-year-old girl, Kierra'onna Rice, later died at an area hospital, and two more were injured.

Police have taken the two suspects into custody.

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Business & Education
6:35 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Birmingham PD Hosts Anti-Bullying Conference

Credit bullyingproject.com

Police in Birmingham are trying to combat bullying among young people.

The Birmingham Police Department will host an anti-bullying conference that's scheduled for Thursday evening.

The meeting is open to both parents and students in the metropolitan area. It will include a keynote speaker and tips on ways to prevent bullying.

Alabama is one of 49 states with laws aimed at preventing bullying among students, but concerns remain in many of the state's 132 school districts about implementing the law.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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