Teens Charged With Creating Fake Facebook Page Of Principal

A pair of high school students are charged in a cyberstalking case after authorities say they created a fake facebook page to make it look like it was from their principal

Pamlico County High School officials say the page contained derogatory comments toward students.

Sheriff's officials say 18 year-old Matthew Nanny and 17 year-old Tony Bloomberg created the fictitious page. Both students are charged with one count of cyberstalking which is a misdemeanor.

School superintendent Doctor James Coon said legalities barred him from saying too much about the case, but did speak to us about what happened and says the principal was devastated over the creation of the fake page.

Both students have been released on a written promise to appear in court on April 16th.


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  • by Daniel Purcer Location: Chocowinity on Mar 10, 2010 at 05:00 AM
    They vould have easily gotten away with it, they should have been smarter and less idiotic.
  • by to Molly Location: nc on Mar 4, 2010 at 03:58 AM
    As far as actors go, they can do drugs, drink and drive, and commit other crimes, but they can still get more work in Hollywood. It would be difficult for a principal to find work if their reputation was tarnished because they did that. Your comparison is a poor one.
  • by Tears Location: Pamlico on Mar 3, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    Yes what the boys have done is wrong, but they haven't killed anyone.... and one of the boys is defnately in remorse for his actions. He has everything but signed his apologies in blood.... Good Lord, these are kids.... At least consider what if this were your children, everyone makes mistakes...Last I look, none were perfect.... If that were the case... My head bows to you and heart is poured out to YOU.... But we are not perfect.... Now are we?????
  • by JD Location: Florida on Mar 3, 2010 at 04:37 PM
    First off, I would like to thank Tony for his apology. Second off, THEY'RE KIDS!!! The only difference between this and creating a cartoon of somebody, then passing it around the class is the cartoon stays in class. Facebook Is WORLDWIDE. They more than likely thinking in a smaller scale, without considering the consequences. How many other people that read this have done something illegal at age 16-20? They are merely hypocrites... Those people either were never caught, or got a slap on the wrist, and released. So the grounds they stand on are of no value. As for making an example out of them, as it seems others have they're mind set on, try someone who's actually out to hurt, not a teenager in which has the common rebellion of authority. I agree they need to learn they're lesson, as all us humans do. Just keep in mind what the life long consequences are of a felony. I highly doubt they're felon material. Just two kids, angry for they're principal making them tuck in they're shirt...
  • by Molly ;-) on Mar 3, 2010 at 03:08 PM
    Judging bad behavior is fine and all that but all this publicity over this prank is pointless, come on its just Facebook people! What these kids did was lie that's all. Its not like they committed murder and anyone with half a brain could tell that woman wouldn't really say those things. ITS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AND THOSE KIDS FEEL AWFUL ABOUT IT SO LETS JUST DROP IT SHALL WE? The continued opinions, and publicity will only show other kids this is a way in which they can get attention. You don't see any famous actor getting all upset over the numerous copy cats that imitate them everyday do you?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    what the boys did was wrong.. we cant judge bad behavior??? guess anything goes now right?? what they did could have caused a person their job, family, & reputation. Let the court judge them. If guilty punish them to the fullest extent of the law
  • by to Tears Location: nc on Mar 3, 2010 at 03:44 AM
    Sorry, but this shouldn't be taken lightly. What if the Facebook page had gotten the principal fired? What if the teens hadn't been caught, and the school board, parents, and staff thought it was real? You are talking about ruining a teen's life, but the fake Facebook page could have ruined the principal's life as well, costing him his job and reputation. That is not something to be taken lightly.
  • by Matt Location: Pamlico on Mar 2, 2010 at 07:57 PM
    i love my green hair
  • by Tony Location: Bayboro on Mar 2, 2010 at 07:34 PM
    First i would like to say that this was just a joke that went further than expected i am one of the Boys that you've seen on TV and I would just like to say that I'm sorry for the disruption that this particular crime has caused. sometimes we, as human beings, do things that we never really realize the consequences to until its to late. So to the principal that i have hurt i am sorry and i am sorry to all my family and freinds that i may have also let down. I never thought that in a million years i would have to stand in front of a judge and defend myself on a charge of cyberstalking. i would also like to add that anyone who knows me also knows that i would never dream of hurting another individual. i was just stupid and naive enough to get caught up with all this mess that's why i turned myself in, I feel horrible.
  • by Tears Location: Pamlico on Mar 2, 2010 at 06:02 PM
    In response to TEDS Post...This is not the first time this has happened.. There has been thousands of copy cats as you have called this. I myself were in this same situation years ago, a site created to discredit me as a person/individual. I chalked it up as childishness, and life goes on... Later in life these people came to me an apologized. Life still goes on. How one chooses to handle such a situation showes their true character.... Teachers or anyone...we as adults, should remember the kids in which we grew up with...Think back, see any resemblance in their childrens actions????
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