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MIAA Warns Students About Man on Facebook

The high school sports organization issued a ‘student safety advisory’ Wednesday.

The MIAA alerted students Wednesday to a man named “Manny Whelan” on Facebook who has been offering student-athletes money to compete in an “underground wrestling club” at local hotels.

The Massachusetts high school sports organization posted a “student safety advisory” on its homepage.

“It has come to our attention that this person has been contacting local male student-athletes for at least two years. This may not be exclusive to wrestling, so please inform ALL of your coaches, parents, and students,” the advisory reads.

Anyone with information regarding “Whelan” is asked to contact their local school resource officer. If an officer is not available, contact the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at 978-451-3550.

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