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Torrington Warns Against Social Media Taunting

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Edgar Gonzalez, left, Joan Toribio (Courtesy Torrington Police)

Edgar Gonzalez, left, Joan Toribio (Courtesy Torrington Police)

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The superintendent for Torrington schools is warning that inappropriate comments made against a student or staff member could lead to punishment for students including possible expulsion.

The recent arrests of two Torrington High School players in sexual assault cases have led to online taunts directed at an accuser. The two 18-year-old students, Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, have pleaded not guilty felony second-degree sexual assault and other crimes in cases involving different 13-year-old girls.

In a letter posted Monday on the school system’s web site, superintendent Cheryl Kloczko said “use of social media by Torrington students to disparage other Torrington students is entirely unacceptable.”

Kloczko said the school administration and the Torrington Board of Education are cooperating with investigators and all possible steps are being taken to keep students safe.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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