Today is the day that Lori Drew will find out her sentence for her part in the cyberbullying case of Megan Meier, a 13 year old girl. You might remember that Lori Drew was the mother who pretended to be a boy interested in Megan on MySpace, only to reject her at the end and say that the world would be better without her. Then Megan Meier took her life.
All this, because Lori Drew’s daughter didn’t like Megan Meier and wanted to see what she was saying about her. This has led to a lengthy court battle and a rush to change the laws so that people like Mrs. Drew can be prosecuted for their part in harming others. It’s still so hard to believe that a mother could do such a heinous act and think it was OK. Well it’s certainly not OK and today we will see what the court thinks. Prosecutors are trying to convince the judge to give her the maximum sentence of three years. Still a small price to pay.
What should the price be for this act of deceit and hurt? Is there a fair punishment for Lori Drew that will help the Meier family move past this terrible thing? We’ll find out when the sentence is given this afternoon. In the meantime, I certainly hope the Meier family finds some peace.