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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. student cyber-bullying investigated

  • Police say the online bullying began after female students from Blaine and Coon Rapids argued during a recent football game.
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  • Police and the Anoka-Hennepin School District say they're investigating a group of middle school students who took a fight to Facebook that escalated with taunts of suicide.
    Police say the online bullying began after female students from Blaine and Coon Rapids argued during a recent football game. Authorities say the girls took the fight online to Facebook and someone posted a message urging the Coon Rapids girls to kill themselves. Coon Rapids Capt. John Hattstrom says police take the threats very seriously.
    Investigators say the suicide posts came from a fake Facebook account and they're still trying to track down who's behind it.
    KMSP-TV (http://tinyurl.com/byvkqd7 ) reports the district called police after a Northdale Middle School staff member was told about the cyber bullying.
    Earlier this year, the district agreed to be more proactive about bullying after settling a lawsuit over gender-based harassment.

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