It’s a Website used by millions of people to connect with each other. But recently, police say a group of 14-year-old LaSalle Intermediate students used Facebook for the wrong reason…to bully classmates.
Their punishment? Suspension.
The three girls accused of creating two Facebook pages and making hurtful comments on those pages about other students in the building are in the 8th grade at LaSalle, police confirmed Monday. The pages were apparently created March 25, according to a police report filed by the school.
South Bend Community Schools Corp. officials wouldn’t get specific about what the students are accused of saying on the social networking site that got them into trouble, but LaSalle Intermediate Principal Nathan Boyd said it was serious and potentially dangerous.
“We’ve got smart kids here, and they see their parents using Facebook and things like that,” said Cheryl Trethewey, who sends her two sons to LaSalle.