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Kennewick Middle School Students Face Possible Cyberstalking Charges

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Kids are using the Internet to bully their peers, but their actions are not only hurtful, they can also get them into legal trouble.

Two Kennewick middle school students went on the websites Facebook and Youtube to post an inappropriate and embarrassing video of one of their classmates.

That video went viral and not only hurt the young boy's feelings, but now the students who posted the video are facing potential cyberstalking charges.

Police said that one middle school boy pushed in the door of a bathroom stall and took a video of another boy using the restroom.

The bully then posted it online.

Under state law, someone can be charged with cyberstalking if they make electronic communication with a third party with the intent to harass, intimidate, torment or embarrass them.

"We don't care what your age is. You will be held accountable for this. If you help facilitate, if you spread it, if you see it but then you post it and repost it and send it to your friends, you could be guilty of this as well," said Sgt. Ken Lattin.

The video was not taken at school, but the school did get involved because of the student activity.

The Benton County prosecutor's office is reviewing this as a juvenile cyberstalking case.

Sgt. Lattin warns parents they need to monitor their kids' online behavior and if not, they could end up in court with their child.

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