Twitter Account Targets Dublin HS Students
Updated: Wednesday, April 24 2013, 06:31 AM EDT
DUBLIN -- A central Ohio parent is upset at what she calls cyber-bullying -- a Twitter account devoted to anonymous comments about Dublin Scioto High School students. The account, who's handle is @dublinconfess, has posted embarassing comments, many of a sexual nature.
Parent Melissa Howard examined the account after a friend told her there were posts about her daughter on the site.
"I said, 'who posted this and why did they post it?' And she said, 'Mom, its supposed to be funny.' I went, 'I don't find that funny at all,'" she recounted. Howard contacted Dublin Police, which referred her to the school district. The district told her it is investigating. No one from Dublin schools returned calls to ABC 6 seeking comment on Tuesday.
Whoever is running the account is taking anonymous comments and posting them on the account. Howard called that "cowardly" -- among other things.
"Trashy, destructive, vindictive, malicious, cowardly sort of comments," she said.
The City of Dublin told ABC 6 they reviewed the site and found nothing criminal. Twitter has an abuse form for users to complain about accounts. The service said if it validates the claims, it can take action from a warning to disabling an account.
Reporter: Tom Bosco
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna