PLANO (October 30, 2013) Police in Plano have arrested a Texas teenager accused of bullying a developmentally disabled student who received such online messages as "kill urself."
The unidentified teen was charged with harassment, a misdemeanor.
Media reports Wednesday indicated the teen is a girl.
They say the teenager targeted Shea Shawhan, 18, with a series of graphic and violent texts that date back to February.
Some of the messages mocked Shawhan’s disability and made references to rape.
The messages were sent through a website that disguised the sender, but police said search warrants issued the website operator yielded an IP address that led to the teenage suspect.
The harassment gained the attention of national radio host Glenn Beck and others. Shawhan's supporters have posted comments on the "I'm With Shea" Facebook page.