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Friday, March 3, 2006

School Administrators, Police Investigate Postings on MySpace.com

Twenty students have completed a two-day suspension and one boy faces expulsion after a teacher found a posting on MySpace.com that seemed to threaten a female classmate. The boy had created a group and named it "I hate [the girl's name]." He then posted a message that asked members of the group, ""Who here in the (group name) wants to take a shotgun and blast her in the head over a thousand times?" The teacher apparently then raised the alarm. The problem arises, however, because the activity took place off school grounds, on non-school computers, and during non-school hours. Read more here and here.

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