Two young girls who were arrested for harassing their 12-year-old classmate to the point where she committed suicide have been banned from their school for a year.

Katelyn Roman, 12, and Guadalupe Shaw, 14, were charged with stalking 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped to her death from an abandoned concrete factory last month. As a result, the pair, from Florida, have been suspended from school, reported RadarOnline.com.

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Roman's lawyer said the family was now struggling to finance other options for her education, adding: "There is no guarantee that after a year you are allowed back into the public school system and that is if you are acquitted of all charges."

According to various sources, it is the first time such charges have been used in relation to teen bullying.

Sedwick was "absolutely terrorised on social media" by messages including "go kill yourself" and "why are you still alive?".

According to the local Sheriff Grady Judd, the bullying started over a "boyfriend issue" last year.

After Sedwick's suicide, police looked at her computer and found search queries such as "what is overweight for a 13-year-old girl," "how to get blades out of razors," and "how many over-the-counter drugs do you take to die." One of her screen savers also showed Rebecca with her head resting on a railroad track.

Shaw allegedly posted a Facebook message, which led to her arrest, saying: "'Yes IK [I know] I bullied REBECCA nd [sic] she killed her self but IDGAF [I don't give a fuck]."

A Facebook page has since been set up to fight bullying and has already amassed nearly 20,000 fans.

If you need advice about bullying, visit BullyingUK or call: 0808 800 2222.

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    Pallbearers wearing anti-bullying t-shirts carry the casket of Rebecca Sedwick,12, to a waiting hearse as they exit the Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Bartow, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's Office investigators say they believe Sedwick leaped to her death from a structure at an abandoned cement plant last week following months of bullying. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

  • Rebecca Sedwick

    Pallbearers wearing anti-bullying t-shirts carry the casket of Rebecca Sedwick,12, to a waiting hearse as they exit the Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Bartow, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's Office investigators say they believe Sedwick leaped to her death from a structure at an abandoned cement plant last week following months of bullying. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

  • Rebecca Sedwick

    Pallbearers wearing anti-bullying t-shirts carry the casket of Rebecca Sedwick,12, to a waiting hearse as they exit the Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Bartow, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's Office investigators say they believe Sedwick leaped to her death from a structure at an abandoned cement plant last week following months of bullying. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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    Family and friends, some wearing anti-bullying t-shirts, wait outside during a service for Rebecca Sedwick,12, at the Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Bartow, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's Office investigators say they believe Sedwick leaped to her death from a structure at an abandoned cement plant last week following months of bullying. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest over the weekend of two juvenile girls in a Florida bullying case at a press conference in Winter Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2013. Two middle school girls ages 14 and 12 have been arrested and charged with felony aggravated stalking in connection with the suicide earlier this year of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick in Lakeland. Judd said police arrested the 14-year-old girl after she posted online Saturday that she bullied Rebecca and she didn't care. The 12-year-old girl was Rebecca's former best friend, but Judd said the 14-year-old girl turned her against Rebecca. (AP Photo/The Ledger, Calvin Knight) TAMPA TRIBUNE OUT

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    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest over the weekend of two juvenile girls in a Florida bullying case at a press conference in Winter Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2013. Two middle school girls ages 14 and 12 have been arrested and charged with felony aggravated stalking in connection with the suicide earlier this year of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick in Lakeland. Judd said police arrested the 14-year-old girl after she posted online Saturday that she bullied Rebecca and she didn't care. The 12-year-old girl was Rebecca's former best friend, but Judd said the 14-year-old girl turned her against Rebecca. (AP Photo/The Ledger, Calvin Knight) TAMPA TRIBUNE OUT

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