Offensive Newberg Facebook page taken down

Offensive Newberg Facebook page taken down

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Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 17 at 7:33 PM

NEWBERG, Ore. -- A Facebook page that existed solely to victimize Newberg students was taken down after parents complained Monday.

School is out for summer, but that didn't stop the moderator of the "Nancy Newberg" Facebook page from harassing and cyberbullying students with extremely vulgar posts over several days.

"Nancy Newberg is mainly a page that gives you a chance to blast" people, the page creator explained in the first post. "You message me telling me who and what you would like it to say. I promise that I will keep your blast on the down low, so give it a shot."

The creator claimed to be simply echoing what others were saying in private messages, and said people who don't like the content can just stay away.

But one parent emailed KGW to say that disclaimer is not enough.

"I am so disappointed and heartbroken. Newberg High School is at it again with an awful Facebook page,” the email read.

Back in May someone set up an anonymous Twitter account called May Madness, which was basically a tournament where students voted on the prettiest girls in school.

Parents and the school district were upset about the Twitter page, but it was still active Monday morning.

The Nancy Newberg page is a violation of Facebook policy, specifically the terms of service section stating, “You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user." By Monday afternoon, the page was no longer active.

KGW works with Rachel's Challenge to stop or limit the effects of cyberbullying.

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If you or your child has been a victim and would like to talk with us, send an email here.

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KGW Reporter Ashly Korslien contributed to this report.

 

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