Bay Village: Student set up anti-cyberbully Twitter account

6:00 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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BAY VILLAGE -- Students took matters into their own hands at Bay High School recently, when a cyberbully started attacking students and teachers.

"The impact on the kids was substantial and real," says Aaron Ereditario, Bay High Assistant Principal.

A student set up a Twitter account that has since been deactivated, but it spewed hateful comments. That student has been disciplined by the district, but the district will not comment on what was done for privacy reasons.

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In response to the ugly incident, an anti-cyberbulling twitter account was set up by Senior James Roubal.

"The mean one targeted people for who they are and I did the opposite, praise someone instead of demeaning them for who they are or where they come from, " says Roubal.

The mean Twitter account insulted people based on their appearance, sexual orientation, race or special needs. The new positive Twitter account now has 450 followers after just a couple days of being set up.                  

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