Here’s a perfect example of how we have gone overboard in this country when it comes to protecting our kids from the real world. I don’t agree with this at all.
I will agree that bullying, regardless of whether it’s done in cyberspace or not is wrong; however, we have all been bullied one time or another, and as far as I remember, as long as it wasn’t on school grounds, the school had no authority to be involved. For the school to decide arbitrarily that it has some sort of jurisdiction here makes no sense to me.
The principal even stated that “…even though the bullying didn't occur on school grounds, she said, the district has a responsibility to get involved when an incident creates significant disruption or concern at school.” – A significant disruption? “School administrators learned Tuesday evening about a Facebook page targeting the victim and investigated Wednesday.” – How is this a significant disruption? It didn’t even happen during the school day.
Can someone please explain to me how a Facebook page that says “Join the I Hate So-and-So Page” warrants an investigation and suspension of 28 students?