Instagram hoax outrages Orange County residents

An Instagram post by an Orange County middle school student has many questioning whether the material goes too far.



The post shows a person covered in toy guns with words referencing the Columbine school massacre written below.



Tracey Mian says she saw the post Saturday while scrolling through her sixth-grader's Instagram feed. She immediately notified officials. She says the boy who posted the image is in her daughter's middle school class.



"This, to me, is not okay," says Mian. "It's not a joke. Multiple people were murdered senselessly."



Monroe-Woodbury School District officials say the student was disciplined after state police investigated and determined what was in the post was a hoax.



Some residents felt the incident should have been brushed off as kids being kids. Others felt it was concerning and believe similar pranks wreak havoc and cause school lockdowns.


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