The content of an Instagram profile branded as emanating from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts that included photographs of students using the bathroom was removed from the social media platform days after News4JAX reported on it. Duval County Public Schools claimed it was unaware of the page until News4JAX contacted them, and that staff promptly filed a report against it, asking other parents to do the same. The DCPS spokeswoman added, “School leadership has been contacted, and we have reported this account to Instagram.”
It is vital that individuals report any inappropriate social media content to the relevant site as soon as possible so that the problem can be resolved. Hammond understands the psychological and societal consequences of such intrusions better than most. She is a specialist who works with children and adolescents who are at risk. There are more active and public Instagram pages identical to this one.
The sites feature student images and school names, such as Mandarin High School in Duval County and Creekside High School in St. Johns County. Despite the fact that the photos do not appear to be objectively obscene, News4JAX chose to blur the images and remove the page’s name from our storey in order to discourage additional page visits. When asked about the other page purporting to be from a Duval County school on Wednesday, a DCPS spokesperson said the school’s leadership had been notified, and the page would be reported to Instagram.
The St. Johns County School District was also only made aware of the page after News4JAX inquired about it, and administrators promptly filed a report with Instagram regarding its content, according to a representative for the district. It’s unclear whether the Darnell-Cookman page was taken down by or its parent company, Meta, or if the page’s creator did so.