CYBERSPACE, 2005 (D.O.T.) - We all know about high school bullying but have you heard of cyber-bullying? It's real and three Loranger High School students in Louisiana have been arrested for it. And, their computer equipment has been confiscated as part of the Attorney General's High Tech Crimes Unit investigation.
They say the bullying started when a 15-year-old female student created a website picking on a 14-year old male student. He responded with his own site featuring poems with threatening language. A concerned parent alerted the sheriff, and he contacted federal authorities.
They say the language was so graphic that it crossed the line and is considered "Cyber-Stalking" -- a felony. A spokesperson with the Attorney General's Office said, "It sort of was like bullying on the Internet that got even worse, and we're lucky it didn't escalate to something even worse."
One 18-year old student was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; he helped the younger male set up and maintain his website. The pair called themselves the "8-Ballas," and their poems targeted a group of students they called the "Preps."
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