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Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:38:29 Reply

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An Indiana high school expels a student for a silly, profane tweet, even though it seems to have been sent at 2:30 a.m. The school suggests that it may track all of its students' tweets, regardless of what time or where they were sent.

F*** is one of those F****** words you can F****** put anywhere in a F****** sentence and it still F****** makes sense.

This is the tweet that got him expelled (nice censoring by the media btw).

How do you feel about this, Newgrounds?

Are you glad he got expelled? Was he really offensive and deserved it?


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:41:49 Reply

Source?


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:42:01 Reply

oh here's the article

i forgot to link it

SORRY


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:42:28 Reply

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:42:33 Reply

Wow. You've cannot be f****** serious. That's so f****** stupid.

I don't want to be expelled from high school. :<

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:42:59 Reply

Its not like he is disturbing the other students learning, so honestly I don't see what the big deal is and also I think we all deserve alot more privacy rights when using the internet


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:45:21 Reply

It's funny because schools tend to avoid taking responsibility for things they can pass off as "not at school" like bullying and such.

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:44:47 Reply

Plenty of kids swear in school in front of their teachers and get away with it, and he gets expelled for tweeting a few f-bombs? Why should schools monitor students' tweets anyways? The whole thing feels off.


It made more sense in my head.

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 20:49:30 Reply

Glad I live in a county where this f****** thing doesn't happen.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:09:14 Reply

The school shouldn't be jeopardizing his education for something he done i his own time, out of school and wasn't causing anyone any harm, this is another perfect example of Americas right of free speech being a massive contradiction.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:10:56 Reply

1) How can you legally... is this a private school? If so (and they don't take federal money), than oh well, but if it's public, I don't see how they can legally do this. If it was private and completely self-funded, it is just like a restaurant: "we reserve the right to not cater to all customers."

2) How did they even know it was his twitter feed? Let this be a lesson in why you should use an internet handle; you can be just as social without using your real name or even your real identity.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:30:56 Reply

Next they'll set up cameras in all the students homes and the bathrooms too.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:34:23 Reply

At 3/28/12 09:10 PM, Tydusis wrote: 1) How can you legally... is this a private school? If so (and they don't take federal money), than oh well, but if it's public, I don't see how they can legally do this. If it was private and completely self-funded, it is just like a restaurant: "we reserve the right to not cater to all customers."

Apparently he accessed his Twitter account at school and the tweet became visible to the admins, even though it was made at like 2:30 AM.

It's still really fucking stupid though.

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:35:22 Reply

That is the dumbest shit I've heard in a long time. And I am witness to stupid quite often.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:35:25 Reply

this took me quite a few minutes to believe. still not sure if serious.

wtf america.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:35:44 Reply

Assholes are one of those F******** F**** type of people who you can make lots of F*** threads about because they expel F******* students who F*** around.

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:46:03 Reply

Apparently he accessed his Twitter account at school and the tweet became visible to the admins, even though it was made at like 2:30 AM.

If so, that wasn't very bright of him to that; also if so, his time zone setting must be really off or Twitter reported it off, somehow.

And the moral of the story is: Don't tweet or check your socials at school; people can be dicks about it, and you can't be sure who's looking over your shoulder.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 21:49:18 Reply

At 3/28/12 09:30 PM, Revo357912 wrote: Next they'll set up cameras in all the students homes and the bathrooms too.

It's called 1984. ooooooo scarrrryyyyy.....


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:07:55 Reply

Why would the school go through all that trouble of going through someone's tweets, especially when this person wasn't talking about the school in the first place in a negative light? It wouldn't surprise in the least if the family does sue the school in some way, {whether or not they're successful is debateable.} because being expelled over a tweet outside school grounds is absolutely pathetic.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:11:47 Reply

It happened while school was out, they should only be able to punish someone for something that happens on school grounds. The school is clearly over stepping their boundaries.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:13:43 Reply

The kid was off school ground and it didn't happen during school hours. Fucking those fucking fuckers at the fucking edufuckingcation fucking department. Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck!

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:16:59 Reply

Those shitheads must feel a pleasure rush in taking away students' rights. Fuck teachers.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:23:23 Reply

Good God, this is what my country (and my state) have come to, expelling a student for something that happened outside of school.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:24:39 Reply

At 3/28/12 08:38 PM, SKHM wrote:
This is the tweet that got him expelled (nice censoring by the media btw).

How do you feel about this, Newgrounds?

Are you glad he got expelled? Was he really offensive and deserved it?

Yet knifed into the sidestalls on the bathrooms, you probably see swastikas, how much one said teacher is either hot, or needs to be killed, pot leafs, and how drugs are cool with obligitory responses, names of girls people want to rail with check marks under their names, plus every known swear word written out crossword style. Yet a student who "probably" tweeted that "outside of school" gets unfairly punished.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:26:55 Reply

Why the fuck should anyone get fucking expelled for fucking swearing on a fucking solial media fucking website?!

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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:29:34 Reply

At 3/28/12 10:23 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote:
At 3/28/12 10:23 PM, Scarface wrote: Good God, this is what my country (and my state) have come to
you're letting the actions of one school influence your opinion on an entire country

There's been several articles like this surfacing around Newgrounds, some in the US and some in UK, but overall people going to jail for stupid-ass things, free-speech among them.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:33:05 Reply

At 3/28/12 10:30 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote:
At 3/28/12 10:29 PM, Scarface wrote: There's been several articles like this surfacing around Newgrounds, some in the US and some in UK, but overall people going to jail for stupid-ass things, free-speech among them.
what makes you think minors are subject to free speech

They should be. This isn't some hippie-stoner pipe dream, I respect the fact that minors can't vote, own property, ect. but they should be able to access the constitutional right of free speech.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-28 22:34:03 Reply

Well thats illegal and if it somehow through some loophole isnt illegal then it soon will be because this did not occur in China. But I am happy people are finally being punished for using Twitter.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-29 04:31:52 Reply

I gott in fights, threw shit through open classroom windows, miss detentions, and I never got kicked out of school ever. I got so many chances doing so much more than this.


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Response to Expelled For Tweeting F-word 2012-03-29 05:12:54 Reply

At 3/28/12 08:38 PM, SKHM wrote: An Indiana high school expels a student for a silly, profane tweet, even though it seems to have been sent at 2:30 a.m. The school suggests that it may track all of its students' tweets, regardless of what time or where they were sent.

"F*** is one of those F****** words you can F****** put anywhere in a F****** sentence and it still F****** makes sense."

This is the tweet that got him expelled (nice censoring by the media btw).

I put that in quotations, so you wouldn't get expelled for reposting it here ;)

How do you feel about this, Newgrounds?

Are you glad he got expelled? Was he really offensive and deserved it?

To me, there is nothing offensive about that tweet at all. It's quite clever, putting a short expose on the English language and how it has evolved. Of course, this being Twitter, you can hardly write a dissertation on such things.

That said, it was out of school hours, outside of school premises and if this had happened in the UK, there would be uproar. Some people on this side of the pond are no doubt going to roll their eyes and say "*sigh* Americans." I think that there could be a legal challenge to this, but will that do the kid any good, because surely that would take more than three months to get sorted out, by which time, he has finished school and been released.

I would have thought it offensive, had the kid been writing fuck and other profanity regarding someone, but that's not what was written there. Perhaps there is more in the Twitter feed that was deemed offensive, but I've not been bothered to look.


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