What happens when you’re upset about a boss, a co-worker or a friend? You vent, right? (Usually with no repercussions.)
What happens when you are a student who talks about his teacher on the popular social networking forum Facebook? You get suspended.
Donny, a 15-year-old Sacramento high school football player and honor student, was upset about the large amount of homework a particular teacher was assigning. According to The Huffington Post, Donny logged onto his Facebook account to vent by posting that the teacher is a “fat ass who should stop eating fast food, and is a douche bag.”
Claiming that he was engaged in cyber-bullying, the school suspended the student for one day, a ruling that was later reversed after intervention from the ACLU.
Should the student have been disciplined for publicly berating a teacher on Facebook?