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January 6, 2011
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Six girls arrested in online threats

Six middle school girls were arrested Wednesday afternoon after the group allegedly participated in a Facebook event called "Attack a Teacher Day."

Carson City Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Rivera, the district's school resource officer, said five of the girls are students at Carson Middle School and one at Eagle Valley.

The page came to light Wednesday morning after the invitation went out to 79 students. A parent saw the content, said Rivera.

The six girls arrested allegedly posted threats on the page aimed at specific teachers using wording like, "I'm attacking (teacher's name)," and "Down with (teacher's name)."

According to the …

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