Police: Ohio student charged for Twitter posts degrading girls

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Authorities say a teen in Ohio who created a Twitter account that degraded and ranked girls at his high school has been charged with telecommunications harassment.

Police in Perrysburg say the student was charged Wednesday following an investigation that began last week.

School officials say the student could face discipline, including a suspension or expulsion.

Police in the city about 10 miles southwest of Toledo say more than 100 students reported the Twitter account to teachers and administrators. The posts have been removed.

The school district’s superintendent said last week that the Twitter account went beyond rating others. He says it involved targeted harassment and intimidation.

School leaders called the comments disgusting and reprehensible.

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4/18/2019 10:11:01 AM (GMT -4:00)
 

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