Just when you thought it was okay to swear on Twitter, think again – if you’re a student of Garrett High School, that is. According to reports online, a student was expelled from school for swearing on Twitter when he wasn’t even in school. Apparently the school actively monitors its student’s social media accounts when they’re at school however, the student in question was tweeting using a school-issued laptop in his own house at 2.30am in the morning (hence the triggering of red flags at the school).
The aforementioned student now has to transfer to an alternative school in order to finish his diploma – all because of one tweet. Talk about drastic! Granted, all this could have been avoided had the student used his own computer or phone to send a Tweet, but don’t you think that this is social network policing going a little too far? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below.
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