Police investigate message to Anoka-Hennepin students to commit suicide

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After gaining national attention last year for a rash of suicides most likely related to bullying, the Anoka-Hennepin School District is faced with a case of cyberbullying that's encouraging suicide.

FOX9 says police are investigating a post on Facebook urging a group of girls to kill themselves.

Police say the post stems from a fight among middle school girls. The suicide posts came from a fake Facebook account that investigators are working to track down.

The school district has seen eight suicides in two years that parents and students say is a result of bullying.

Some of the deaths were a result of anti-gay bullying that prompted the school district to change their policy about discussing sexual orientation. The move was intended to be a helpful step preventing the bullying of gay students.

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