Skip to comments.Teen 'Mean Girl' charged with cyber-bullying after creating Facebook page calling classmates 'hoes'
Posted on 03/23/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
A 16-year-old girl is facing up to a year in jail after creating a Facebook page insulting her classmate as 'hoes'.
The teenage 'Mean Girl' allegedly posted nine photographs of the girls from her school in Manassas, Virginia, and added lewd comments about them.
The Facebook page called 'Stonewall Hoes' has since been taken down by authorities.
But the teen, who has not been named, has been charged with cyber bullying at Stonewall Jackson High.
Authorities said the comments posted under the photos led to the charges of harassment by computer.The girl has been suspended and now faces expulsion.
Student Monica Escobar, a friend of one of those depicted on the website, said she didn't think the page was fair.
She added: 'I don't think it's right. I wouldn't like that to happen to me or anybody else. It hurts your feelings and gives you a bad reputation.'
Virginia has some of the toughest laws with regard to computer harassment and school officials are vigorous in cracking down on cyber bullying.
Doreen Dauer, the school's supervisor for student assistance said : 'They know it [cyber bullying] is against the code of behaviour at the school. Students have a hand in writing that code.'
Ken Blackstone, Director of Communications Services for Prince William County Public Schools said officials did not comment on disciplinary actions taken against students.
But he said the school system takes bullying of any kind very seriously. 'Blackstone added: 'In general, corrective action may range from an admonition to suspension or expulsion. All student discipline incidents are handled case by case.'
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kiss your freedom goodbye.
Isn’t truth normally a defence in cases like this? Should be easy to test the comments for validity.
OK.... the punishment is far too severe for the crime of running off the mouth and fingertips. Especially since it was taken down before it actually hurt anyone.
Know your hoes
sorry couldn’t resist.
The criminalization of everything continues....
The charges should be based on libel, but I suppose the age of the perpetrator might not allow it.
maybe if they took the little shi* to Mexico and let her work in a hoe house for about six months she would understand what she is doing.
And here in the USA, wait until Gorelick is FBI Director... you’ll go to jail for your screen name.
No great loss...looks she was heading for the streets anyways....and her second pregnancy..
True and what’s ironic is all the legislators bullying each other all the time one the news with name calling, lying about each other etc.
It’s how they intend to control us, by rigging the system so odds are all of us will end up arrested, convicted criminals at some point. That way they can selectively take away what rights they don’t want us to have such as the right to posses a gun...
Think about it...
Whoops. This IS the good ole’ USA. I saw the UK Daily Mail and I thought it was a story in England.
So does this new “tough on bullying” mean they’re going to prosecute the boy he sucker-punched the autistic kid down in Mississippi?
It would be great if the term bully was replaced with the word asshole from which all rules, regulations, laws, discussions, complaints, punishment, and righteousness would stem.
Wasn’t there a lot more sense in the old days, when the Headmistress would call her into the office, put her over her knees, and give her a few good whacks on the bottom?
Then she would tell her to behave, or she’d get twice as many whacks the next time and have to stay after school?
Kick her out of school? How will that help her learn how to behave, which is part of what is meant by “education”?
I would think that the 1st amendment would apply in this instance so I don’t see them being able to put her in jail for a year based on saying bad things about someone. Now she may be liable if it can be proved that the young women mentioned were not “hoes” but given the sexual promiscuity of today’s youth even that may be a stretch ;-)
These 'cyberbullying' laws are crazy.
What this girl has done is wrong but I have a serious problem with criminalizing her behavior. There are other ways to deal with it. This is a slippery slope that means danger for freedom loving people..
Too funny! She’s making fun of her classmates and misspells her slurs.
Well, there are 12 counts, for the 12 girls. The punishment for each isn’t that big.
if she didn’t use the word hoe....she’d be fine...
Imagine your daughter comes home from school one day, and tells you that all the guys are pointing at her and laughing, and she doesn’t know why. Then she gets a tweet from a friend telling her about a facebook page. On the page is a very unflattering picture of her, with statements suggesting she sleeps around with the boys at school, and is an easy “get”.
Where does freedom end, and harassment begin?
I really don’t see this as bullying...Being nasty...yeh..so what....big deal...This is Va where 800 total on the SATs gets you a medal.
Children most often learn by example. We have many examples of what crass behavior rises to the top.
Give her at least a little credit for picking up on all the cues this classless society has taught her is totally acceptable.
If you don’t want to be on the slut list - don’t be a slut.
***If anyone thinks the “anti-bullying” movement is aimed at helping you or your children, you’re an idiot. ***
What happened to the old days of writing someone’s name and phone number on the restroom wall, along with what she “does”.
My first thought too.
If everything posted is true, where's the beef?
Being a tramp is a protected activity? How do the tabloids get away with it? Where's the "equal protection?"
How about freedom of speech? Does perceived “bullying” trump that?
I’ve had it with leftist crybabies and their hurt feelings. I’ve taken more than one leftist outside, in a dark parking lot, with no witnesses around and corrected their behavior.
We’re at war. Start acting like it.
I think what she did was bad but should NOT be a crime. I remember when I was in the 7th grade back in the early 1970’s there was a thing called “slam books”. It was a note book that was passed around with a students name on it and people wrote annomously awful things about the one student. I think these were stupid also. But, no one who wrote in them should have been charged with a crime. A good whipping in the principle office maybe and being made to say I’m sorry is all that it should take. I never wrote in one or had my name on one but I am sure they hurt alot of teenagers feelings.
THIS is where the “anti-bullying” crap is heading:
BIG BROTHER? FEDS ORDER SCHOOLS TO MONITOR KIDS FACEBOOK POSTS & LUNCHTIME CHATTER
The Daily Caller is reporting that Department of Education (DOE) officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students.
According to the report, the DOE issued new guidelines in a Dear Colleague letter in October, which the site sums up as saying federal officials have reinterpreted the civil-rights laws that require school principals to curb physical bullying, as well as racist and sexist speech, that take place within school boundaries.
The letter, according to the DC, explains that principals and schools are now liable for harassment that takes place off school grounds or online. It says:
Harassing conduct may take many forms, including verbal acts and name-calling; graphic and written statements, which may include use of cell phones or the Internet it does not have to include intent to harm, be directed at a specific target, or involve repeated incidents [but] creates a hostile environment [which can] limit a students ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by a school.