One post made fun of how a student looked. Another accused a student of self-cutting. Yet another told a student to burn in hell.
Combine the comments with photos, the immediacy of a social networking site and nearly 2,500 teens from two local schools, and you’ve got an increasing challenge for teachers and principals: Keeping students focused on school and teaching them about the harm that can come from just a few words on the Internet.
The incidents, in which at least seven students had their photos posted online along with derogatory comments, have dominated conversations among students at Franklin’s middle school and high school during lunch and between classes, school officials said.