Posted Jan 18, 2011 05:41 pm CST
Two teenage girls in Florida apparently may have thought it would be an amusing prank when they allegedly pasted a high school classmate’s head atop a nude photo of an unidentified young woman and posted it on fake Facebook account under her name.
But the girls, who are 15 and 16, have now been charged with aggravated stalking of a minor younger than 16, under a strengthened 2008 state law intended to prevent cyberbullying of teens, reports the Naples Daily News. In addition to the nude body shot, the fake Facebook page reportedly contained a photo of male genitalia near the high school student’s mouth.
The law, known as the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, obligates schools to address cyberbullying and gives them the power to punish students participating in such conduct at home, according to a Herald Tribune article published in 2007.
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