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Guilderland HS Suspends YouTube Cyberbullies


Authorities are investigating a case of Video Bullying involving a suburban Albany school.

Four students at Guilderland High are suspended after school officials say they posted an offensive rap song to you tube that has bullying undertones. The video is said to direct obscene and harassing language at specific students atending the school. The video has been taken down. Administrators learned about the video after parents tipped off Guilderland police. The school is protecting the identities of the alleged cyberbullies. Here's a link to a letter that was sent to parents.

Albany County's law against cyberbullying could possibly be invoked:  County officials say if a case were brought forward it would go before District Attorney David Soares

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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