Students Suspended Over Tweets But What About the Staff?

Over 60 Chula Vista high Students were suspended this week for posting in and following twitter handle sdsconfess.  School officials were alarmed at tweets posted in the page, outing bad behavior around the school’s campus.  Officials suspended students for cyber bullying, but before the page was taken down, local news affiliate 10 News reports the following tweets on the timeline:

“A male teacher once told me to close my legs because I was tempting him. WE WEAR SKIRTS.”

“Our security guard buys the girls alcohol.”

Now the students have done their time.  Do you think the school will follow up with its own staff to investigate the students’ allegations?  Is it fair to take Twitter serious enough to suspend students but not serious enough to investigate staff?

Author: Susan X Jane

Susan X Jane is a diversity educator, speaker, and trainer and coach. A former professor and media literacy activist, she now consults with organizations looking to make sense of our current cultural shift. She thinks a lot about media and race…a lot...and writes and speaks about media…and race... and encourages everyone she meets to think about the way our identity shapes our experiences, ideas, and beliefs about the world. If you're reading this, she wants you to think about it too. Want to talk about it? Let's go.

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