The mother of a Palos Park special education student told police someone has been cyber bullying her daughter through her social media accounts.
Palos Patch is withholding the name and other identifying information of the accuser and her family.
“You should die,” reads one of the threats directed at the student’s Facebook and YouTube accounts, according to a Palos Park Police Department report. “Your parents should have you given you (sic) away."
The student, who attends an area high school, has physical and mental disabilities, police said.
A complaint was made to police by the mother on Oct. 15. She also was contacting school administration. Police said they forwarded information to the school regarding the complaint.
The mother did not know who was behind the anonymous bullying.
Police are investigating the incident as a disorderly conduct complaint.
Online bullying or cyber bullying can happen through the Internet, cell phones, or other communication devices, according to the National Crime Prevention Council.
Tips for identifying and preventing bullying are available on the NCPC website.
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