Gaithersburg School Investigating Cyber-Bully Threats

3:19 AM, Apr 16, 2010   |    comments
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) -- Police are investigating threats against students made over social media sites at a Gaithersburg, Md. middle school.  School officials and the Maryland State's Attorney's office are also involved.

The principal of Lakelands Park Middle School sent home a letter to parents.  In the letter dated April 9, Principal Deborah Higdon says a "small number of students" are making threats against other students using sites like Facebook and MySpace.  The nature of the threats is not specified.

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In the letter, Higdon adds "we take very seriously any threats or attempts to intimidate others - including statements made via electronic means.

Recently, Montgomery County Public Schools updated its bullying policy to include threats made via internet sites and "electronic communications."  Students involved in those threats face severe punishment.

Written by Dan Guzman

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