Lawsuit Filed Over Texas Cyberthreats

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    Three Houston-area girls have been sued over an alleged cyberbullying video threatening a classmate.

    The Houston Chronicle reports three Riverwood Middle School students made the video last month while off campus. The Facebook posting has since been removed.

    The attorney father of the targeted girl gave the video to school officials, sent cease-and-desist demands to the three families, plus requested each donate $5,000 to a group dedicated to responsible Internet use.

    The defamation of character lawsuit was filed Tuesday when the families didn't respond.

    Humble (HUHM'-bil) Independent School District spokeswoman Karen Collier says Riverwood officials confirmed the incident. She declined further comment on the case.

    The mother of one of the girls Thursday told the newspaper that the children apologized to their principal.

    The children's names haven't been made public.