- Dec 9, 2005
- Reaction score
- Jacksonville, NC
- Political Leaning
COSTA MESA, Calif. - A middle school student faces expulsion for allegedly posting graphic threats against a classmate on the popular MySpace.com Web site, and 20 of his classmates were suspended for viewing the posting, school officials said.
Police are investigating the boy's comments about his classmate at TeWinkle Middle School as a possible hate crime, and the district is trying to expel him.
According to three parents of the suspended students, the invitation to join the boy's MySpace group gave no indication of the alleged threat. They said the MySpace social group name's was "I hate (girl's name)" and included an expletive and an anti-Semitic reference.
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What do you guys think of this? I really don't think that it's fair for them to have suspended the students that merely saw the website. They weren't the ones issuing threats, and there's little to no chance that they actually knew what the original kid was up to.
I'm all for schools taking actions against students that threaten their classmates, but this one is going a little too far, in my opinion.