• Parents outraged after Instagram page features middle school girls


    KENNESAW, Ga. - Parents and students say inappropriate pictures of girls from McClure Middle School were posted on an Instagram page.
    They say some of the girls were pictured in bikinis and at least one was in her underwear.
    The name of the account was "Hoes_of_McClure" and some parents say that is alarming.
    "It's inappropriate," said Margaret Duke. "Simple as that."
    Channel 2 Action News learned of the account from a concerned parent who says dozens of students were questioned about the Instagram account this week.
    "A few of my friends were actually on it," said a seventh grader. "They felt very disrespected from it."
    Others said the posts were rude and unfairly labeled the girls who were pictured.
    "Nobody on the page did anything," said another student. "They just took random people's pictures."
    The Paulding County School District responded in a statement:
    "The site was brought to the attention of McClure middle school administration.  An investigation found that there was no misconduct that occurred at or on school grounds. In addition, that no laws had been broken. Any questions from students and parents were addressed by school administration. The site was reported to Instagram and has been closed."
    Directions on the page encouraged students to send photographs via direct message.
    "I just couldn't believe it," said Duke. "It's a different time. When we grew up there was no (social) media and now, it's just too much."
    The page was reported to Instagram and has been taken down.
    School officials say the person behind the page has not been identified.
    Students say the person who operated the page posted on a new page that they had been suspended from school.
    Still, some parents say that shouldn't be the end of it.
    They say they want more investigation and say they deserve to know if pictures of their daughters surfaced on the page.

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