#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | App linked to bullying resurfaces in Minnesota, prompting warning from school

A cellphone app that was scrutinized before going dark four years ago has once again caught the attention of leaders at a Minnesota high school. 

Marshall High School, located in Lyon County in southwestern Minnesota, alerted parents on Thursday that the Yik Yak app has “resurfaced in our community, and specifically at Marshall High School,” wrote Principal Brian Jones. 

The app allows users to sign up with nothing more than a cellphone number, at which point users can anonymously send messages that go to everyone else with the app within a five mile distance. The app is only available on iPhone. 

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