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Students suspended over Facebook threats

Friends of murdered victim ‘vent’ online


 

Six Edmonton high school students have been suspended after they posted comments to Facebook threatening retaliation for a friend who was murdered on the weekend. Niko Arlia, 17, was stabbed to death early Sunday morning, an autopsy report released Wednesday revealed. Kevin Moffett, 19, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the case.

Shortly after they learned of Arlia’s death, Mishayla Rocque, a close friend, and five others wrote online comments wishing the killers to suffer, and making threats. The students were suspended from St. Joseph High School on Tuesday, and were recommended for expulsion. “When I posted it was right after I found out, so I was really pissed off and just upset, so I turned to Facebook to vent,” Rocque says.

A spokesperson for the school board said, “They threatened the well-being of other students, and if at any time the well-being of other students is threatened, we take immediate action.”


 
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Students suspended over Facebook threats

  1. Ah yes…..the friends of a murder victim express their anger and frustration at a justice system that is run by pussies and will probably let the murderer go with a slap on the wrist because he is a misunderstood youth in our society, and they get reprimanded…..all they did is voice the very same feelings 90% of Canadians are feeling every time we lose a good person and a scumbag is treated with kid gloves……..how typically Canadian that is……and the school board spokesmen says they are threatening the well being of the other students……where was this liberal whiner when one of his students was being stabbed to death……….probably out voting down the death penalty

  2. If 90% of Canadians feel that way, why to they keep electing the same wussies.

  3. The school board only takes action when it involves the media. They want to look like they actually take “immediate action”. They make themselves look better. I go to St Joes. I’ve never seen the school take action with anything else, this is serious, but I just think the school is pulling a bunch of bull. The students are mad because they lost a friend, no reason to suspend kids for mourning. Maybe the school should put themselves in their position. I didn’t know the victim at all, but I do know that I would do the same thing If I was sad like that.

  4. Perhaps the school should have found a way to help these kids who were clearly upset and looking for a way to’vent’. Suspending them is absolutely the wrong this to do: SHAME ON YOU St. Joes School for mis-handling this issue.
    Andy :-)
    btw – I knew Niko (the boy who was stabbed to death) and he was a good kid.

  5. How were they able to release names?? They’re underage right?

  6. sad