Harassment Case
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State police in Hollidaysburg are investigating a harassment case at Bellwood Antis Middle School. The incident happened on Jan. 23 in Antis Township. According to a police report, five male students made a video making fun of another student. Police said a student admitted to creating and sending a video to the victim and a group of friends. Four of the five students involved are 14 years old, while the fifth student is 16. Superintendent Dr. Thomas McInroy said the incident did not happen on school grounds. Bellwood Antis Middle School Principal Don Wagner said the school was made aware of the video the morning of Jan. 23. "We were told the students involved posted videos on Snapchat that were offensive and referred to suicide. It referred to a student that they assumed attempted suicide in the past." Wagner said all parents who had a student involved were contacted. "We do everything we can to take those issues as seriously as possible, We wanted to be as proactive as possible and do everything we could to protect the child." The school district could not go into detail on whether the students will face any consequences from the incident. Trooper David McGarvey, a public information officer with Troop G Hollidaysburg, said the incident apparently started at school and carried over to when the students were home. "The students involved were at a house after school. That's when they made the video." McGarvey said some sort of disagreement happened between the students and the victim at school that triggered the incident. "Apparently it was some type of song about suicide that they, the students, sang in the video. In the song they referenced the victim's name." State police are working with the district attorney's office. It's unclear at this time if charges will be filed.