No charges under new cyberbullying law in N.C. district

06/21/2013 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Under a new law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., students who engage in cyberbullying against school employees can be charged with misdemeanors. However, police say that no reported incidents have risen to that level. Some recent incidents included a student who posted unkind remarks about a teacher, along with a photo, but that was handled internally by the school. In other cases, students have created parody-Twitter accounts for staff, but that action does not fall under the law, police said.

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