School district makes statement on 'confessional' social media account

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Darlington County School District is taking action against students connected to an anonymous Twitter account.

Administrators from four high schools in Darlington County met to discuss the anonymous comments. The school district said some of the comments could be considered cyberbullying or dangerous; others they say are simply distasteful and untrue.

They are joining with law enforcement to investigate and take proper action, said school district spokeswoman Audrey Childers.

More than a dozen students at Hartsville High were disciplined for posting to the site while at school.

"The Darlington County School District does not tolerate bullying of any type. We strongly encourage parents to talk to their children about proper social media usage and the rules of cybercivility. Parents should know what their children are doing online. It's not just "joking around" when it's hurtful to others or disruptive to the schools," Childers added.

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