ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) -- St. Charles school officials admit "cyber-bullying" is a problem after two teens were arrested for bullying a classmate online.
Police said a 15-year-old St. Charles High School student was called horrible names by a former boyfriend on Facebook. Then another friend joined in.
While there were no specific threats involved, police took action by arresting the teens. In the process, they sent a message to other students: be a bully and there will be a consequence.
“It’s controversial. And I’m all for free speech, but I think there has to be, we have to find, a line because we can’t let our kids continue to be humilated to a point where they want to hurt themselves. They’re entitled to a childhood,” said Dr. Jeff Marion, superintendent of the St. Charles School District.
The 16-year-old suspect was released to his parents. The 17-year-old was arrested and cited for cyber harassment.