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Facebook page honoring Conn. teen suicide hacked

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - Hackers have used Facebook pages to mock a Greenwich High School sophomore who committed suicide, possibly due to bullying.

Greenwich Time report  that offensive images started appearing Tuesday on a memorial page for Bart Palosz, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot on Aug. 27. He was 15.

Tara Church, a Greenwich High School graduate, said she initially ignored the posts, but says they got increasingly worse.

Church rallied Facebook friends to join her in reporting the hacked page to Facebook in hopes that the social network would shut it down.

The site was shut down on Wednesday night.

Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

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