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Kaiser High School reports cyberbullying threats via social media app

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HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Cyberbullying threats on a social media app have forced Kaiser High School officials to call off an anti-bullying assembly originally set to take place Friday.

The school sent a letter to parents explaining that the online posts threatened the safety of the assembly.

According to the letter, the threats were sent through a new app called Yik Yak, allowing users to anonymously post and connect with other users within a 1.5-mile radius. The posts range from name calling to threats. The school did not mention specifically what the messages said, but did notify the Honolulu Police Department. 

Although the assembly has been canceled, all classes will resume as regularly scheduled.

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