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Ark. 12-year-old arrested for Twitter posts

(AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old middle school student has been arrested for postings on Twitter that made derogatory comments about some Bentonville High School students.

Authorities say that postings from two Twitter accounts - one called Freezebook and one called Burnbook10 - included racist, homophobic and other comments about students. According to the Benton County Daily Record, one tweet encouraged a student to commit suicide; another taunted a student for allegedly having an eating disorder.

Police Chief Jon Simpson says the 12-year-old was arrested Thursday and taken to the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center. The boy, who wasn't identified because he's a minor, was arrested on suspicion of making harassing communications.

Both accounts have since been deleted.

Information from: Benton County Daily Record.

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