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Wakefield officials say high school student misused social media

Wakefield Public Schools is working to make students feel physically and emotionally safe after a Wakefield Memorial High School student’s “serious and inappropriate” use of social media, officials said.

After the student’s conduct was reported on Oct. 11, Wakefield schools started working with the Wakefield Police Department “to develop a fuller understanding of its impacts, and address the situation,” Superintendent Douglas Lyons said in a statement.

Wakefield Memorial High School took steps to address the incident that aligned with their student discipline policies, Lyons said. The school is also working closely with the families of the students who were affected, according to Lyons.

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“I am cognizant of the concern and frustration many in our community feel about this incident, but state and federal privacy rules place limits on how much we can share about this incident publicly,” Lyons said.

The Wakefield Police Department and the Wakefield Public Schools could not be reached for comment Saturday afternoon.



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