Carroll posted the tweet on Twitter from his home at about 2:30 in the morning. The school’s problem is that he used a school-owned computer to post the tweet.
Carroll said in response to his expulsion; “If my account is on my own personal account, I don’t think the school or anybody should be looking at it. Because it is my own personal stuff and it’s none of their business.”
After he was expelled from Garrett High School, the kids were going to protest, but Carrol who is a senior said he would be finishing his senior year at another high school.
As a parent, I say Yes, expel kids for swearing on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, because this sets an example for other kids. Teens are growing up with swearing, sexual conduct, sexual comments, sexual references on just about every TV station, 24 hours a day. Teens are swearing up a storm online because they think it makes them look cool. They’re probably thinking it makes them look all gangsta-like.
Basically what is happening is kids are swearing profusely on Facebook, Twitter, etc because they think if they don’t, they will look weaker than every other kid. It’s all an image thing.
YES, expel teens who swear on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Expel teens who bully other kids on these social networking sites. YES, expel the teens, kids, etc for swearing online especially when they are using a school owned computer! Copyright 2012, written by Kate Johns a professional writer since 2004!