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Bolles warns of Facebook stalker

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Updated: 5/14/2013 8:14 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- In an email obtained by Action News, the head of school Bolles describes what parents are calling a disgusting act to trick their children.

The letter sent to parents last week describes how one man used. "Facebook and perhaps other social media in an attempt to engage predominantly female students in inappropriate communications."

"It certainly was frightening," said Bolles parent Katie Kight.

Kight has a 13-year-old daughter at Bolles Middle School where the letter says a man posed as a Bolles graduate to grab students' attention. Students tell us he did the same to high school girls.

"They thought it was someone from Bolles and someone they really knew but they didn't know him at all," said one Bolles student.

"I know a lot of my friends are scared about it," said Caroline Ridley, a sophomore at Bolles.

Ridley says the school advised students not to communicate online with anyone they don't know.

"We always have meetings at school about stuff like this happening and it's weird because I never imagined it would," she said.

Parents tell me Bolles has hosted multiple seminars about social media safety, something Kight says may have protected students from this predator.

"They've been very good about doing digital seminars. they were earlier in the year just about privacy and anything out there is fair game. It's not private even with privacy settings," said Kight.

The school did not want to comment any further about the incident but says it is under investigation.

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Fred Thompson - 5/14/2013 9:30 AM
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Face book is NOT a way to meet people' you meet people in PERSON FACE TO FACE. Or your ability to socialise IN PERSON is compremised. Its much diffrent socialy when you meet a person face to face than in cyber space. Face book is really a ANTI SOCIAL HERMIT way to make FAKE FRIENDS!!
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