We have been made aware of the following information through colleagues in neighboring school districts.
Apparently, a virus in the form of a disturbing pornographic video involving a young child is attacking Facebook. Allegedly the video has been received by several Farmington High School students on their personal Facebook accounts.
According to reports, the local police have learned that the virus appears as a friend sharing a video. If the video is opened, it attaches to an individual’s Facebook account and is sent to “Facebook friends” of the person who opened the message.
The video will look like it is coming from a friend but it is, in fact, a virus. Also, the police have learned that this video is likely to affect numerous students because the individual who alerted the police was a student who opened the video.
The video is reportedly very graphic and would be very disturbing to students. If your child has a Facebook account, please alert him or her to refrain from clicking on any shared videos.
The recommendation is to delete the video immediately. The Hartford Police Department is involved in this situation and has been in contact with the FBI, as well.