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Anonymous cyber bully targets Dallas High School students

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A group of Dallas High School students are standing up to an anonymous cyber bully posting photos of students on Facebook designed to hurt and humiliate them.

The students seem to be fighting a never-ending battle against the cyber bully.

Every time the page is shut down, it pop backs up again under a different name.

"They take anyone's picture, whoever they choose to victimize, and put it on a page with words," said Dallas High School sophomore Alicia Scherer.

"They'll target different situations of students, whether it's their religion, sexuality, or something they can't control, like an incident that left a mark on them."

Scherer is the brave teen leading the efforts to take the power away from the bully antagonizing her peers.  She's also the club president of the school's anti-bullying group called, "Stand for the Silent."

Scherer herself has been a target of the Facebook page.

"It's a little uncomfortable to know there are students that want to keep bringing the page back," said Scherer. "There's no way to tell if you can end it, or if it will keep going. It's hard to know you could be targeted, or you might not and you don't have any control over it."

"One girl just came up to me in second period about her picture that the bully had posted about her. She told me she messaged the page and said she wanted the photo taken down, but they told her they wouldn't take it down for a week, and only if she didn't beg them."

"She was heartbroken, it hurt her, because it was something mean about her online, and she didn't have any control over it," said Scherer. 

The Dallas School District confirms to FOX 12 that it's been battling this page for about a year, but the page continues to resurface under different names at different times.

They reported the latest incident to police this week, and the page has since been pulled down.

The district believes the posters may be students from a different school within the district, but they would not elaborate on why they think that.

Scherer says she understands speaking out might make her a target once again, but says she's standing up anyway for what she believes to be right.

"It's not OK to make fun of people that go to your school. It's not OK to make people feel like they can't walk around the hallways safe. It's not OK to publicly humiliate someone like that," said Scherer.

The Dallas Police Department confirms they are working with the parents of the suspected posters, and are exploring potential criminal offenses in an effort to resolve the matter for good.

They would not publicly identify the person, or people involved because they are minors.

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