Facebook Page Honoring Greenwich Teen Hacked

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013  |  Updated 8:30 AM EDT
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Facebook Page Honoring Greenwich Teen Hacked

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A memorial Facebook page for a Greenwich High School sophomore who committed suicide, possibly due to bullying, has been shut down after hackers made cruel posts.

The Greenwich Time reports that offensive images started appearing Tuesday on a memorial page for Bart Palosz, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot on Aug. 27. He was 15.

Tara Church, a 23-year-old Greenwich High School graduate, said she initially ignored the posts, but said they got increasingly worse.

Church rallied Facebook friends to join her in reporting the hacked page to Facebook in hopes that the social network would shut it down.

"There were these horrible pictures and posts totally disrespecting this poor kid," Church told the Post. "At first I thought, `OK, I'm going to leave this alone. I'm going to ignore it.' But the posts just got worse and worse."

So, she reached out for help from her own Facebook friends to report the hack to Facebook.

The site was shut down on Wednesday night.

A new page has been set up.

"Hopefully this page will remain full of love , and good things as oppose to the other page that was hacked," one post says.
 

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