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01/20/2012

Expelled for Twitter comments

Should what you say on Facebook or Twitter get you expelled from school?  A NJ high school football star was expelled from school for allegedly making racial and sexual remarks on his personal twitter account.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

Comments

BobNYC

This is simple - if the student was in school or on school grounds at the time, then the student is liable for their conduct. If it occurs off school grounds on their non-school time, then the school isn't involved. The only exception would be a safety issue where students would be in danger if the person were allowed into school.

ERNEST REGENT

problem solved for what to call "our team"
NY JINTS

su3385

People need to understand that there is no such thing as "free speech" or “privacy”! Unless you are the media, where you are protected in a different fashion. If you are a private citizen then anyone in authority (school, work, government) can punish you in any way they want.

Jen Berkowitz

I don't think someone should be expelled because of the views they share on Twitter. While I think negative racial and/or sexual comments are highly inappropriate, they should only interfere with school-related decisions if they are vocalized within a school setting.

Cheryl

I don't think the kid should be expelled from shcool. Now, if the kid did this during school hours, that is a different story. He should be repremanded not expelled.

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