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Lakeland teen arrested over cyberbullying hoax

Lakeland teen arrested over cyberbullying hoax

LAKELAND, Fla (News Channel 8)- A Lakeland girl who claimed someone was threatening her on Facebook admits it was all a hoax.

12 year old Brianna Earls was a friend of Rebecca Sedwick, the girl who killed herself after being tormented by cyber bullies.

Friday, Brianna and her mother went to police when a Facebook page appeared saying 'Brianna is next'.

Polk sheriff's investigators asked her to come back to the sheriff's office last night. After questioning Brianna again, they explained to her mother that the page had been created from their home, and arrested Brianna.



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