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A web site that catered to anonymous slander and insults by and about teenagers -- and was especially popular in Montgomery County, Md., high schools -- was closed down June 8 by its web hosting company, reports the Washington Post. The shutdown came several weeks after the Maryland attorney general's office began investigating the site, peoplesdirt.com, which has alarmed parents and school officials for months. It created a wave of concern in mid-May when a former student at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., posted a rambling threat to kill students and staff members. The teen was later arrested.
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