North Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Parents in North Syracuse are outraged after learning of students being bullied online.
Between Facebook, Twitter and smartphones, it’s hard for students to escape a bully at school, and for months now, students in the North Syracuse School District have been embarrassed and tormented on Twitter.
However, parents and students are now fighting back.
Carol Sagor is appalled by what she sees as she scrolls through Twitter. Bullies are hiding behind social media sites and bashing fellow classmates. Her daughter Brittany is one of the victims.
“It doesn't bother me, I can handle it, but I feel bad for the others who cant handle it. I don't think it’s fair at all,” Brittany told NewsChannel 9.
Most of the trash-talking tweets are too vulgar for print, but one reads: “You’re all single because you’re all hideous.” Another reads: “Having a bad day? Kill yourself. We hate seeing you losers in school.”
As a mother, Sagor says she needs to do something, so she’s warning other parents about what is going.
“I’m warning other parents that this is going on to make sure they’re okay and that they aren’t being abused,” Sagor said.
Terrible, hurtful comments may have been said in the school yard in years past, but now they’re being posted publicly and online for hundreds to see.
“How do you prevent something like this? How do you stop it? I feel sort of lost as a parent that the generations have gotten to this,” Sager continued. “I hope they figure out who is doing it because that person should be held responsible.”
The North Syracuse School District is now investigating. The superintendent says she’s taking this very seriously and says they’ll find out which students are operating the Twitter page and whether it’s happening while they’re at school. Once they find out, the school with then take appropriate disciplinary action.