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Things appear to be business as usual on the campus of Milby high school...but don't let the quiet calm fool you.

Cody Roberts is a teacher at the school. He says, "is a lesson several students have learned the hard way this week leaving campuses in handcuffs this week. "

At the center of the controversy is this website created by students we're told. It's called Houston HISD - Hoe's. Which stands for a derogatory term towards women.

However, the social media account targets school aged girls. Labeling them the H word and there are even nude photos of female students posted.

Kimberly Andrade is a student at Milby. She says, "one of her pictures was circulating around the Houston HISD site and she tried to suicide herself."

That young female student who attempted to take her own life was Mary's daughter. She says her daughters originally gave a picture to her boyfriend who gave it to someone else. It eventually landed on the twitter account.

 

Andrade is a senior at Milby and she says she knows how damaging the cyber bullying can be. She says girls were targeted from several schools.

She says, "Milby, Austin, Chavez High Schools."

Cody Roberts is a teacher and track coach at Milby. He says the school and the district have warned students about social media time and time again.

Roberts says, "it's really disappointing and I think a lot of students are very naive."

While Roberts says several students involved in the website have been arrested, all HISD would confirm is that they're investigating it and it is a criminal case. This is how parents like Juan Vela are reacting.

"Who ever is doing that I hope they pay the price...I think that's wrong," says Vela.

HISD says if you know who is responsible for creating the Twitter account contact their tip line or Crimestoppers.

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