HALEDON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police and prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into an alleged cyberbullying attack against several students at Manchester Regional High School.
Students said postings on the photo-sharing social network Instagram showed pictures of their classmates –mostly girls — with hurtful and mean-spirited captions, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.
Several girls were called “ugly” and “fat;” one girl was urged to kill herself, Sandberg reported. Another post made fun of an autistic boy, CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang reported.
Ashley Cordova transferred to Manchester Regional High School two years ago to get away from bullies who called her names and now she is worried she could be targeted again.
“One simple word can affect someone’s life,” she told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang. “Words speak louder than actions sometimes.”