'You Should Die:' Special Ed Student Victim of Online Bullying

A Palos Park mother tells police her daughter was targeted through Facebook and YouTube.

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."

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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.

View: Cyber Bullying: Real Teen Stories (VIDEO)

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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Mom Oftwo October 26, 2012 at 09:30 PM
If it is happening online, a lot of schools don't get involved because it happens "off school hours and off school property" so I doubt the administration will do anything, sad to say.
jackie October 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM
So sad as I have children in this category. It is simply appalling that this goes on. There r criminal statutes on the books. PROSECUTE THEM!
Alba Muñoz Gomez October 27, 2012 at 06:11 PM
We must all fight cyberbullying. Our children are not safe Internet and parents must be able to detect early if our son is suffering. In my family we have chosen a software that lets us know if our child is having some sort of bullying and we are delighted. I leave the link as they may care more http://www.sassreport.com
gutsygirl37 October 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM
To the parents of the girl being bullied: Pleae tell your daughter that for each one of the bad kids out there, there are a hundred good people ready to encourage her, support her and protect her! She's lucky to have you as a mom! We all need to stand up for our children! Kids and adults with special needs have so much to teach us about humility, courage and determination. I applaud you! GOd Bless!
Granny Tenderstone October 28, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Sadly Sheri, i think it often doesn't matter how well some kids are raised. it seems they raise one another! that the peers they are exposed to just seem to break down everything that kids have been taught at home. I see the local boys, about 10-12, outside every day when they get off the bus, all of them attend the same church as my granddaughter. They are out there using every word in the book until their parents arrive. I've only seen minimal rudeness and ugly remarks on fb but then once I tell their parents they block me LOL. We have to keep watch over everybody's kids as well as our own, it takes a village!! <3


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