15-year-old boy accused of creating online ‘burn book’ arrested

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ARVADA, Colo. -- Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly creating an online "burn book."

It was made famous in the movie "Mean Girls." A burn book is someplace where photos are posted and nasty comments are made about them.

The boy, a student at Ralston Valley High School, faces cyber bullying charges.

Police say in this case the photos were posted on Instagram and included derogatory and sexual comments about the suspect's classmates.

"He was just saying things you would never expect that these kids would do and just how they were doing inappropriate stuff and...it's not true," one student says.

What was said online was enough to stun a parent. "Frankly, I don't care how hard it (the punishment) is. That was a really mean thing to do.  You hear this stuff on the news all the time, where people commit suicide over this kind of stuff, so I don't think they could be hard enough on him."

Investigators want to remind parents about cyber bullying and that nothing posted online is actually anonymous.

The 15-year-old was arrested Thursday and then released to his parents.

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