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Should student get suspended for a friends only post on Facebook?

 
Anonymous Coward
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04/23/2013 10:34 AM
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Should student get suspended for a friends only post on Facebook?
I know a child who has gotten suspended because of a friends only Facebook post making fun of teachers at his school.

This was not a post one could track through an internet search. Apparently, one of the "friends" ratted on the child.


Isn't this a violation of free speech?? Does this child have a legal case???
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04/23/2013 10:46 AM
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Interesting discussion on this issue in the comments section of this article.


I have no idea what the child I am talking about wrote. I do not think it was libelous, but I have not seen what was said.
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04/23/2013 10:59 AM
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Re: Should student get suspended for a friends only post on Facebook?
I've also seen stories on the internet that students have gotten suspended just for liking a Facebook post that was either critical or misrepresentative of a teacher ....


Also, principals have forced students to open up their Facebook pages so they can search through their friends' posts and gather info ....


The best defense is not to have a Facebook page ...
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04/23/2013 11:05 AM
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This article is about firefighters getting suspended for liking a comment.

The person who made the comment got fired ....It was something about where was the parent of a 2 year old who got injured in an accident .... (maybe kid ran into the street?)

This is getting Draconian!
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04/23/2013 11:07 AM
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Re: Should student get suspended for a friends only post on Facebook?
I don't know the answer to your question, but as the days go by it's becoming increasingly clear that being on Facebook is not a good idea.
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04/23/2013 11:08 AM

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Those kids wrote about the teacher being a rapist, the accusations were totally false. It's not cool to ruin the teacher's life and reputation just because they pissed off some students. If some kids posted all about YOU being a rapist on Facebook, you'd want their asses suspended too.
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04/23/2013 11:21 AM
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Re: Should student get suspended for a friends only post on Facebook?
Those kids wrote about the teacher being a rapist, the accusations were totally false. It's not cool to ruin the teacher's life and reputation just because they pissed off some students. If some kids posted all about YOU being a rapist on Facebook, you'd want their asses suspended too.
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If it is clearly an attempt at Malicious Slander ... then unfortunately I have to say YES.

It was done on a public forum, even if it is not the entire general public (like shouting it out inside a bar ... the entire world didn't hear it but everybody in the bar sure did).

If the person had any indication that the teacher WAS a rapist why didn't they tell some sort of authorities? If they had done that because they truly believed the person was a rapist then they WOULD be protected in my opinion since it wasn't done to Slander, but to honestly state a belief as to a fact. Since they did NOT report their belief to any authority one can be virtually certain that they made their comments in an attempt to destroy the other person's reputation with FALSE allegations.

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