(WTNH)– We all know social media bullying can be an issue but now authorities are warning that fighting online will lead to real life fights. That’s what happened in two different states over the weekend.
In Alabama, an online argument between several girls on Facebook finally came to a head in real life and turned deadly.
A 14-year old girl was shot and killed by the boyfriend of one of the other girls. Two other people were treated for gunshot wounds.
Meantime in Wisconsin, ten students got into a fight on social media, which then escalated into a real life stabbing.
A 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the back twice and died. Cops say all of this was preventable.
“People knew that this was going to take place and that some individuals were looking to fight and if we would have been notified ahead of time we may have been able to prevent this,” said Detective Greg Hagenbucher, Wausau Police Department.
Police in both states say the fatal fights started online. Arrests have been made in both cases.