Eleven Annapolis High School students have been disciplined for cyberbullying, according Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials.
Officials learned of the incident Monday, and punishments were handed down Tuesday after an investigation into comments attached to a picture of a student posted on social media, schools spokesman Bob Mosier said. A photo of a student taken without that student's knowledge was texted to other students and subsequently posted on social media, he said.
School officials are treating the incident as cyberbullying and say it violated the school system's code of conduct.
Parents were notified of the punishments Tuesday, Mosier said, but he would not give details about the nature of the punishments. The school board's student handbook says punishments for cyberbullying can range from an office referral to expulsion.