Syracuse, NY, United States (AHN) – North Syracuse school officials have suspended a seventh-grader for a Facebook group page she created. School officials say the page libeled one of her teachers.
The Roxboro Road Middle School student and more than 20 others who joined the page as fans were given disciplinary action for their involvement. Some of the fans of the page reportedly posted derogatory comments, and school officials deemed the page obscene.
The Facebook page in question has since been removed.
The North Syracuse School District is now facing scrutiny for their decision to punish the kids. Parents have questioned why such drastic action was taken when the communications occurred outside of the school’s jurisdiction.