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.