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Feb 28, 2013 7:26 PM by Siera Santos, ssantos@koaa.com

Investigation launched into malicious Falcon Facebook page

UPDATE: The Facebook page "Falcon Problems" has been taken down. It's unclear if the page was taken down by an admin or Facebook. News 5 will continue to follow this story and get answers.

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Now cyber-bulling is hitting home for Falcon High School students.

The "Falcon Problems" Facebook page is only days old, but already has more than 150 "likes" and the attention of school administrators. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking into the page.

Law enforcement received tips from the Safe To Tell Line, which allows students to report concerns anonymously. Investigators are working to determine just who is behind the page.

On Thursday, Lt. Jeff Kramer with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said once they learn the identity of the admins, the sheriff's office will figure out "what their intent was and whether criminal charges will apply."

District 49 has put in a request with Facebook to remove the page.

Stephanie Wurtz, a spokesperson with the school district, advises parents to monitor what their kids are posting online.

"If kids are online, the parents should also be online so they understand exactly what's going on," Wurtz said.

"We are trying to give parents resources but at the same time, we aren't trying to give inappropriate behavior undue attention."

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For tips on how to report malicious behavior, click on this link:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=551544281530665&set=a.147794525238978.22198.141517542533343

 

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