Harry Briggs said the high school administrators suspended 10 students due to inappropriate messages sent through Twitter.
“Our policy allows for kids to have cell phones in school,” Briggs said. The students were suspended due to the nature of the messages.
Ten or 11 Granite City High School students were suspended early this week after they sent out inappropriate tweets on their cell phones during the school day, Granite City School District Superintendent Harry Briggs said. On Twitter, several Granite City High School students are saying that more students were suspended.
The students were making sexually explicit remarks about a female teachers or teachers, Briggs said. In one case, a tweet of a threatening nature was sent, he said. The superintendent would not specify the nature of the threat.
“We monitor those things. Social media is open to everyone. Everyone should be beware,” Briggs said. He compared it to passing notes in an earlier generation.
Briggs called the incident “very disrespected and inappropriate.”
Briggs declined to be more specific and only said 10 or 11 students were suspended and that the incident occurred about Tuesday. Students began sending messages on Twitter about the incident on Wednesday.