E-bullying: Franklin police, schools probe online posts


Illustration for a story on a Franklin teen who started a "burn book" on Instagram. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

At least seven Franklin students were targets of cyberbullying, and police and school officials are investigating who posted the derogatory comments about them.

Pictures of the students were put on the social networking site Instagram, which lets users edit and post photos along with captions. A comment referred to one of the student’s physical appearance; another demeaned a student for his accomplishments as an athlete.

Another post accused a student of self-cutting, while another told a student to burn in hell, according to Franklin Community High School Principal Doug Harter and Franklin Police Department Detective Scott Carter.

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