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POSTED: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:40am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 1:12pm

Anonymous Facebook page lobs malicious messages at Michigan high school students.

Messages riddled with profanity, racial slurs and name calling aimed at students at Farmington, Michigan's Harrison High School were posted on a Facebook page titled the "Harrison Hitlist."

The page was created by an anonymous person claiming to be student at the school.

It shows pictures, names and makes claims about numerous students.

The page lists alleged sexual partners of female students in the pictures and supposedly "outs" male students who are homosexual.

School officials and police said they've launched an investigation into who is responsible for creating the page.

The page was taken down Thursday, but not before several students and parents saw it.

"It's profane and mean-spirited," said junior Alec Ramsey-Smith. "They are preying on the insecurities of teenagers who are always very insecure about everything."

Beth Salk is the mother of a junior female student.

She said she's worried the gossip could spark a physical fight or emotional damage.

"I'm very concerned about that, I know kids are using Facebook constantly," she said.

School officials said if the person responsible turns out to be a student, they will be faced with disciplinary actions.
 

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