Mentor High Crush Twitter Account Attracts Hundreds Before Getting Suspended

The account was suspended after a few raunchy posts, but a new one has since been created

Editor's note: This story was updated at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday

The Twitter account that had hundreds of Mentor High School students speculating and flirting this week has already been shut down.

By Tuesday morning, the handle, @MentorHighCrush, was suspended by Twitter, Superintendent Matthew Miller said. The account was not affiliated with the school district.

A new, similar account, @MentorCrushes2, was since created.

Both accounts ask students to make a comment about their crush or somebody they found attractive. The account holder would then send out a public tweet about each crush while granting anonymity to the admirer.

The concept was innocent, as were many of the tweets, but several of the posts took on a sexual nature by Monday evening. The new account is almost entirely filled with explicit language.

Miller had little to say about the account, but acknowledged that some of its content was inapporpriate and not supported by the district.

The district does not have a specific social media policy, but Miller is confident that students usually bring inappropriate behavior on social media to the attention of staff members so they can respond or take disciplinary action if needed.

"If we hear about something like that, we'll follow up," he said. "It usually gets back to us."

The first account surpassed 400 followers by Monday evening. The new one had more than 400 by Tuesday afternoon.


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