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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "Garrett High School Senior Expelled For Tweeting Profanity"

Stephanie Parkinson has the March 23rd story at Indiana News Center. Some quotes:

[Austin Carroll, student] was expelled from Garrett High School after tweeting the F-word under his account. The school claims it was done from a school computer. Austin says he did it from home.

"If my account is on my own personal account, I don't think the school or anybody should be looking at it. Because it's my own personal stuff and it's none of their business,” said Carroll. * * *

The principal at Garrett High School claims their system tracks all the tweets on Twitter when a student logs in, meaning even if he did tweet it from home their system could have recognized it when he logged in again at school.

“I didn't post the thing at school but their computer is saying that I did post it, and I shouldn't be getting in trouble for stuff I did on my own time, on my own computer,” said Carroll.

ILB: One wonders if the school has subscribed to the twitter accounts of all its students ...

Above the Law has picked up the story and has a long entry. So has Gizmodo.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 28, 2012 04:27 PM
Posted to Indiana Law