April 9th, 2010
01:56 PM ET

Court filing reveals taunted teen's anguish in final hours

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/CRIME/04/09/massachusetts.bullying.suicide/story.phoebe.prince.courtesy.jpg caption="Freshman Phoebe Prince took her own life following weeks of taunting by schoolmates, authorities say." width=300 height=169]

Ann O'Neill

During the last afternoon of her life, 15-year-old freshman Phoebe Prince was loudly berated in the high school library and she was taunted again as school let out, court documents say.

And, as she walked home in tears, one of the students passing by in a car called Prince names and tossed an empty can at her, according to the 38-page court filing that offers the first detailed account of a high school bullying scandal that has gained the national spotlight.

Prince used her cell phone to send text messages to a friend, saying that she was distraught over the relentless hazing. Her last text message went out at 2:48 p.m. She also received two messages but never opened them, the document states.

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