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Dec282010

Students Horrified by Facebook Page to ‘Honor’ Classmate's Death

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(FORT SMITH, Ark.) – A Facebook page meant to honor an Arkansas teen after he died in a car accident was suddenly diluted with inappropriate and offensive material by the creator of the page, according to local ABC News affiliate KHBS-TV.

After Southside High School student Travis McAfee died in a car accident on Christmas Eve, more than 700 people liked a Facebook page entitled “In Loving Memory of Travis McAfee.” Soon after, however, the page administrator posted offensive images – some pornographic – and sexual slurs meant to make light of MacAfee’s death.

The creator also linked a YouTube video to the page. In the video, a man wearing sunglasses and a hat claimed to be the page administrator and expressed his feelings regarding McAfee’s death. "When I first heard that Travis passed away, I just couldn't stop help but laughing,” said the man. “I mean my lungs, still to this point, hurt from all the laughing I was doing."

Students have contacted local police regarding the incident.

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