Ally Graham recently played a doo-wop singer in the “Little Shop of Horrors.” The 17-year-old loves drama – but not when it’s occurring online. The East High School student ignores the anonymous Twitter accounts,@SouthTXSchools and @WeAreSouthTX, which encourage students throughout the Crossroads area to send explicit school stories. The accounts’ owner used the 140-character platform to post an untrue, hurtful story about Graham’s best friend. The tweet was posted a month ago, and the girls didn’t go to a teacher for help partly because if you block one account, another pops up, Graham said. …In a world where people are sharing their every thought online, schools are trying to find a balance between First Amendment protected speech and cyber bullying. Twitter is not blocked on the iPads students use in the Cuero school district because it has an instructional value, said Superintendent Jim Haley…
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