CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a case of cyberbullying that involves a 14-year-old student pictured on what's called a "burn page."
Those burn pages have popped up all over Facebook and are often associated with schools.
Students use them to slam other students, posting gossip and sometimes vicious opinions.
The case reported to CMPD involves the "Ranson Burn Page" associated with Ranson Middle School off Statesville Road.
The victim's mother, Amber Lee, says she got a phone call from her 14-year-old daughter after some students made reference to a picture and sexually explicit comment posted on the page.
"Right there, on the front page was a picture of my daughter," she says.
The "Ranson Burn Page" is now private, but as of Friday afternoon, was still on Facebook.
It has been reported, and it is not clear why it hasn't been removed.
Bullying is such a big issue and NewsChannel 36 joined a unique effort to create a positive change in our schools. It's called Rachel's Challenge.
Rachel Scott was the first victim in the Columbine High School shootings back in 1999. It was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history. Twelve students and one teacher were murdered.
After the tragedy, Rachel's dad discovered an idea in one of her papers that if one person goes out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.
Darrell Scott recently spoke with us about how Rachel's Challenge will impact Charlotte.
“We know from past history that we're going to see suicides prevented, we're going to possibly see school shootings prevented. We've seen that happen eight times in the last 11 years, but we've seen over 400 suicide prevented in the last two years,” Darrell Scott said.
NewsChannel 36 and Darrell Scott will be meeting with school leaders from all over the greater Charlotte area and invite them to be part of this mission.