Arvada police say cyberbullying on Instagram targets students

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ARVADA, Colo. — Police are investigating a case of cyberbullying on the social network Instagram. The targets are students in the Jefferson County school district.

According to police, someone posted pictures of six people along with abusive messages about the people on Instagram.

Instagram is an online photo-sharing service that allows users to take a picture and easily share it on popular social networks, including its own.

Jefferson County schools spokeswoman Melissa Reeves says the district is cooperating with the Arvada police investigation. She also says the district takes allegations of bullying behavior seriously.

Investigators would not identify the school or schools involved in the cyber bullying case.

Police point out that suspects could be charged with a felony in a case like this, resulting in the possibility of prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.

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