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Associated Press, Published October 24 2013

17-year-old girl in Williston faces felony for alleged cyberbullying

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old girl in Williston for alleged cyberbullying.

The Williston Herald reports the girl is facing felony charges of terrorizing, harassment and hindering law enforcement. Her case is being handled in juvenile court, where proceedings are not open to the public.

Police arrested the girl after a three-week investigation. They allege that she sent threatening messages to multiple people online and through text-messaging. Police Detective Amy Nickoloff calls it "a new way of bullying."