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Schools shut down social media access after suicide – By USA Today
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A three-minute video suicide note posted on YouTube by a 16-year-old Louisville high school student who killed herself moments later left school officials scrambling Tuesday to try to protect other students from the ensuing social media frenzy.
The video was posted around 6 p.m. Monday, and by the next day, it had been watched and rewatched more than 10,000 times before it was taken down from YouTube about 4:30 p.m.
Worried officials at Jefferson County Public Schools shut down district network access to Twitter and YouTube on Tuesday morning after learning that students across the district were circulating the video, then restored access about an hour later once they felt they had time to reach out to students at Male High School.
“The safety and security of our students is our No. 1 priority. Jefferson County Public Schools is doing everything possible to support students who are grieving at this time,” district spokeswoman Mandy Simpson said in a statement. “We temporarily removed access to Twitter and YouTube this morning. This was an effort to ensure that students who are emotionally impacted could get the help they needed as we worked with officials to address the situation through the most appropriate and efficient channels.”……….To Read more click http://bit.ly/1qQX1qc
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