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Florida State University student fights to have a website taken down

Florida State students ban together to have a website taken down
Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-05 19:01:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) --  Jacqueline St. Louis is taking classes at Florida State University and trying to make college life a better experience for fellow classmates.

She is using some of her energy in hopes of getting a website shut down. St. Louis believes the website Collegeleak.com/fsu is were students are going to post unflattering messages about each other.

The website is suppose to be a place on the internet were people can go to chat and ask questions about Greek Life at Florida State University.

But St. Louis says lately the postings on the site have become nasty.

Jacqueline St. Louis says, "Basically it is cyber bullying. It is lies, rumors terrible things said about people. Sororities and Fraternities anyone. The Florida State University student body."

St. Louis says on the website, in the past, she has seen naked pictures of fellow students posted.

On the website someone posted a message about taking illegal drugs.  People often post unflattering messages about other students.

St. Louis says it's no place to degrade others.  So she's taking action already collecting more than 700 signatures.

The Florida State University student plans on giving them to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asking her to shut the website down.

St. Louis says, "I got tired of people saying the website needs to be taken down. I got tired of asking myself that same question. So I thought why don't I do something. Something needs to be done. Even if it does not get shut down. I know I tried."

The Delta Delta Delta sorority sister fears something tragic could happen and she wants it removed before it's too late.

St. Louis says, "When someone has already taken their own life because cyber bullying. In the past not because of FSU Anonymous College Board but because of other websites. People have taken their own life because of that. It is the worst form of cyber bullying."

Jeanette DeDiemar, Assistant Vice President at Florida State University Relations says,"This Web site is not associated with or sanctioned by Florida State University.  We diligently review reports of web sites that may misleadingly or intentionally appear to be an official University web site-- and will and do take prompt action when that occurs. The University reviewed potential actions, such as contacting the website administrator when a violation occurs that is misleading or contains inappropriate content. We continue to educate our students on the judicious use of the internet and the individual's responsibility regarding the impact of her/his content."

Several students on campus say they also believe the website should be shut down.

A few others say they could care less either one way or the other.