County parents are up in arms over a brand new Twitter account they claim is
being used as a digital slam book.
The account, called Limestone
Confessions, boasts more than a thousand followers - mostly high school
students - and was created a few days ago.
It allowed anyone to send a
direct message to the account. Then Limestone Confessions would tweet it out,
so everyone stayed anonymous.
How much damage can you do with
140 characters? According to several Limestone County parents, a lot.
The parents claim the Twitter
account Limestone Confessions is tweeting trash about high school students
across Athens and Limestone County.
The account has nearly 2,000
followers and has sent out more than 1,000 tweets. Some of the tweets seem
harmless, but a majority of the others contain vulgar language mentioned
specific students' names.
People's reactions seem split.
Travis tweeted Limestone Confessions
is the most disgusting thing he's ever seen, but others, including a
cheerleader named Megan, say it's the best thing that has probably ever
happened to Twitter.
When contacted about the
account, a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement: "We don't comment on
individual accounts for privacy and security reasons."
County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk told WAFF 48 News learned about the
account on Tuesday. They're now making sure anyone mentioned in the tweets is
you genuinely feel threatened or genuinely are upset and need to talk to
somebody tell your teacher, tell your counselor," said Sisk.
is looking into what ramifications students could face if they participated in
take every threat seriously because I don't ever want to ever find myself in
front of a camera explaining why a child was harmed and we knew about it," said
Confessions was shut down on Monday night. Limestone County Schools is aware of
copy-cat accounts that have popped up since the original account closed.
City Schools said officials are looking into the account because some of their
students are potentially involved but did not share what their plans are to
address the situation.
Thursday, January 29 2015 8:58 AM EST2015-01-29 13:58:02 GMT
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