LOOMIS, CA - The principal of Del Oro High School says he's heartbroken by the nasty things being posted online by a cyberbully and outraged at Twitter's response to the postings.
Somebody calling themselves "Del Oro Bully" popped up on Twitter last week and began offering personal, and in most cases offensive, observations about various students and faculty at Del Oro.
"It really makes me sick to my stomach. It's aggravating and it's very, very hurtful.," said principal Dan Gayaldo.
Del Oro Bully had posted a total of 24 Tweets by Thursday afternoon.
Del Oro administrators became aware of the cyberbully on Monday and immediately contacted Twitter.
Their report of abuse was met with an auto-response by Twitter explaining that as a general policy, Twitter doesn't intervene in disputes between users.
Gayaldo was angry during an interview in his office, calling Twitter's lack of action "maddening."
"Twitter has a moral obligation to not put something like this out there," Gayaldo said. "Once they know it's out there, especially, (they should) take it down immediately."
News10 contacted Twitter to ask about the Del Oro cyberbully.
"We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons," a Twitter spokesman responded.
by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net