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McKinley High cheerleaders suspended amid probe into cyberbullying allegations

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2013

~~<p>McKinley High School has suspended its junior varsity and varsity cheerleading squads as the school investigates alleged cyberbullying attacks by some of the team members.</p>
<p>&quot;The school had noticed an increase of activity on the Internet that is labeled as cyberbullying &mdash; name calling and harassment &mdash; against students. It allegedly involved members of the cheer squad,&quot; said Dona&shy;lyn Dela Cruz, spokes&shy;woman for the Department of Education. &quot;The school has stopped all activities of the squad until the team can be counseled on cyberbullying. &hellip; It won't be re-enacted until the school feels comfortable that concerns have been addressed.&quot;</p>
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McKinley High School has suspended its junior varsity and varsity cheerleading squads as the school investigates alleged cyberbullying attacks by some of the team members.

"The school had noticed an increase of activity on the Internet that is labeled as cyberbullying — name calling and harassment — against students. It allegedly involved members of the cheer squad," said Dona­lyn Dela Cruz, spokes­woman for the Department of Education. "The school has stopped all activities of the squad until the team can be counseled on cyberbullying. … It won't be re-enacted until the school feels comfortable that concerns have been addressed." Login for more...



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