Teen Charged For Bullying Girls On Facebook | News
MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- A 16-year-old girl has been charged with harassment for making a Facebook page targeting other girls at a high school, police said.
The teen's page was called "Stonewall Hoes," police said. The page was created to "insult her classmates" at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas.
The page pictured nine underage girls, with "lewd" comments underneath the photos, police said.
The page has been taken down by authorities.
The teen faces fines and up to a year in jail for the charges. She faces charges for harassment by computer, a class one misdemeanor.
According to Virginia law, harassment by computer is, "If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor."
Monica Escobar, a student, says a friend of hers was one of the girls depicted on the website with a lewd comment. She said she didn't think the page was right, and that it's unfair, untrue and ruins reputations.
School officials can't comment on specific cases but did say that cyberbullying can get a student expelled especially when it reaches the level of a crime.
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