Calif school denounces cyberbullying after suicide

Associated Press
This undated photo provided by her family via attorney Robert Allard shows Audrey Pott. A Northern California sheriff's office has arrested three 16-year-old boys on accusations that they sexually battered the 15-year-old girl who hanged herself eight days after the attack last fall. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jose Cardoza says the teens were arrested Thursday, April 11, 2013, two at Saratoga High School and a third at Christopher High School in Gilroy. (AP Photo/Family photo provided by attorney Robert Allard) NO SALES MAGS OUT FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The superintendent of a California school district attended by a 15-year-old girl who killed herself after photos surfaced online of a sexual attack she suffered at a party says the school will work to discourage cyberbullying and maintain a positive climate of respect.

Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Superintendent Bob Mistele made the comments in a statement on Friday, saying the district's sympathies go out to all of the families affected by this "tragic situation."

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office arrested three 16-year-old boys on Thursday on suspicion of sexual battery in the 2012 attack on Audrie Pott.

Pott's family says she was savagely assaulted while unconscious, and that people posted the photos online. Their daughter killed herself eight days after the attack.