Halsteads regain access to Facebook page


Family picture of Tripp Halstead

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - The parents of Tripp Halstead said they stopped posting updates on the family’s popular Facebook page Friday morning because someone made a false to report that it contained obscene content.

Their son received widespread attention after the toddler was critically injured by a fallen tree limb last year. The Halsteads use the page to update the public on his status. The boy's mother, Stacy Halstead, believed someone was trying to sabotage the page, which has nearly 350,000 followers.

"I didn't realize how much I depend on it, how much I depend on being able to vent. I'm the only one here right now,” the boy’s mother, Stacy Halstead, told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

Facebook froze the page for 24 hours to investigate. Kavanaugh contacted Facebook to try to speed up reinstating their abilities to post on page. Around 3:45 p.m., a Facebook representative told her access was reinstated. In a Facebook update shortly afterward, Stacy Halstead thanked followers for their support and said Facebook offered an apology for the incident.

"So no worries, we will find out who did this and take care of it. Can't hide anything with technology these day," she wrote.

Halstead also said Tripp had a rough night and had to have fluid removed from his brain. She said she will be talking to his neurosurgeon about the next step and post an update as soon as possible.

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