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NHC detectives investigate social media threats

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hoggard High officials and sheriff's deputies in New Hanover County are looking into threatening tweets sent about the alleged victim in a case involving the arrest of a football coach at the school.

Thursday, Michael Dale Supak, 37, a football coach and teacher at Hoggard, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a student. He is on suspension with pay while the school board investigates the matter.

An incident report indicated Supak is accused of forcibly kissing the victim last month at the school. 

WECT.com found several tweets sent yesterday and this morning in support of Coach Supak. Most students spread the word to wear black to school Friday in support of the coach. When WECT drove by the campus, we spotted some students wearing the color.

Some of the tweets disparaged the accusing student.  One read, "...go kill yourself."

Hoggard principal Eric Pfirman tells WECT.com he is well aware of what has been sent over Twitter. He says the whole situation has been eye opening.

Just last night, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David spoke with students and teens at Hoggard about the dangers of cyberbullying.

A New Hanover County Schools spokesperson told WECT.com they couldn't comment on any disciplinary actions related to the tweets due to student privacy issues.

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