SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - One of the South Hadley students convicted of harassing suicide victim Phoebe Prince two years ago was in court again.
Sean Mulveyhill was seen in court again Monday morning. Only this time, he's not facing harassment charges and is accused of breaking into a South Hadley home.
Sean Mulveyhill was in Eastern Hampshire District Court; he was arrested early Sunday. Court documents say he broke into a house around 3:00am Sunday, a crime considered a felony. They also say the 20-year-old had alcohol on him.
The news surprised a retired school teacher, Dan Hooton, who's lived in South Hadley since the 50's. "All the neighbors here watch to make sure no one sees anything that we haven't seen before."
However, Mulveyhill's face is familiar to many in this quiet town. In 2011, he and several other teens were convicted of harassing Phoebe Prince . The 15-year-old committed suicide, focusing national attention on South Hadley and the issue of bullying.
Bruce Perron of South Hadley told 22News, "It was trauma for the town because what happened is that the town is actually a really nice place. And once you have something negative happen, then other negative things will manifest itself and come out on top of that."
Mulveyhill has already served one year of probation, and performed 100 hours of community service with at-risk youth.
"It's a shame," said Hooton. "We the town have given him a chance to straighten out and it just seems like he evidently isn't straightening out."
Mulveyhill is due back in court April 18th.