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Alleged Cyber Bullying Under Investigation at East Boston High School

Tweets sent between students at East Boston High following the presidential election caused stir



    School Officials Investigate Alleged Cyber Bulling Incident

    School officials in Boston are investigating an alleged case of cyber bulling between students at East Boston High School. (Published Monday, Nov. 14, 2016)

    Massachusetts school officials are investigating an alleged case of cyber bullying at an East Boston school following last week's election results.

    On Wednesday, a student at East Boston High School took to Twitter writing, “Trump won, so peace to half of Eastie High.”

    With nearly 75 percent of the school being Hispanic, the Tweet caused a stir among students.

    One student responded,“Someone help me ‘expletive’ deal with people like this today please.”

    The original social media poster responded back, “Try hanging yourself.”

    The school district said the matter is under investigation by the East Boston High School headmaster, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools Office of Equity.

    “This appears to be an isolated incident, and we are proud of the overall conduct of our students across the district,” read a statement from Boston Public Schools.

    Some parents felt the situation was blown out of proportion.

    “That’s life. What are you going to? You going to come across stuff you can’t deal with and that's what the whole problem is with these kids is that they can’t deal with anything,” said parent Lisa Ferrera.

    The student who was threatened told necn that the boy who sent the Tweet has apologized and deleted the Tweets. The student says that was enough for her.

    But other parents fear this type of cyber bullying is being normalized.

    “He’s the biggest bully and we've done so many anti-bully campaigns teaching kids that you know, that you have to accept people and that it's not OK to bully and here he comes a president with a campaign based on bullying everybody,” said parent Claudia Sierra.

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