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Teens tell all on Facebook confession pages

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  • Facebook “confession pages” targeting high schools
  • Students post about drug use, bringing guns to school and having sex with teachers
Teens tell all on Facebook confession pages

In Boise, Idaho, a Facebook page called “Lion Confessions” has been set up for students at Borah High. The virtual confession booth allows students to anonymously post their “sins.” Comments range from cutting class and doing drugs to having sex with teachers.

Confession #180: I have an ongoing relationship with a married teacher.

One post even mentioned bringing a gun on campus.

Confession #64: I snuck a glock into school for a whole day just to see if I'd make it, ended up being the most exciting day of my life.

While there is no away of verifying the authenticity of the posts, HLN affiliate KTVB confirms there are students liking and commenting on the page. The page was created Friday evening and by Wednesday afternoon had grown to 699 likes.

“Confession pages” are becoming a national trend. Last week three such sites were shut down in Tucson after complaints by the school district. A spokesman for the Boise School District told KTVB he has contacted a Facebook administrator and asked for the page to be taken down.

If you spot a Facebook page you think needs to be removed, simply click on the gear icon on the right side of the page. It's located just under the cover image for the page. In the drop down, click on "Report Page." This will flag Facebook's moderators.

Facebook claims it will remove pages that contain objectionable material that it's made aware of. “This page is in no way run by or affiliated with Borah High School,” states a disclaimer at the top of the "Lion Confessions" Facebook page.

We'll dive deeper into this topic on Raising America Thursday at 12 p.m. ET on HLN. Be sure to tweet @KyraHLN with the #RaisingAmerica hashtag or leave your thoughts on Facebook.com

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