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Appleton police investigating bullying allegations in viral social media post

File photo of Appleton police patch. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- Police confirm they are investigating an alleged bullying incident at an Appleton school that injured a student, according to the boy's mother.

Officers say they became aware of the allegations on Tuesday.

A Facebook post detailing the incident has gone viral. Police did not confirm any of the detailed allegations made in the post, however.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Appleton Area School District said there is "considerable misinformation" being spread on social media regarding the school and district's response to the incident.

"While we are not able to address the specifics of any particular student matter, our investigation has shown that the school and the District did act appropriately to address the allegations brought forth," the statement continued. "While we recognize that these situations may not result in what individuals want or demand, solutions are based on full investigations and the facts of each situation."


The police department says the school resource officer assigned to Horizons Elementary School has been assigned to thoroughly investigate the allegations.

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