High school senior expelled for tweeting profanity
An Indiana high school student was expelled this past week from school not for plagiarizing a paper or getting into a fight, but for posting a profanity laced tweet on his own account.
According to Indiana’s News Center, senior Austin Carroll was kicked out of Garrett High School for tweeting the following: “F— is one of this f—ing words you can f—ing put anywhere in a f—ing sentence and it still f—ing makes sense.”
Garrett High School said that Carroll released that tweet from one of the school’s computers while the expelled student said he tweeted it from his home.
“If my account is on my own personal account, I don’t think the school or anybody should be looking at it,” he said. “Because it’s my own personal stuff and it’s none of their business.”
Carroll’s classmates were so upset over his expulsion that they threatened to protest, resulting in the school to call police to stop it.
Garrett High School’s principal indicates that their system tracks all their students tweets regardless of whether they are in the building or not.
Carroll is planning to go to an alternative school in order to graduate, although he wishes he could return to his now former high school.
“I just want to be able to go back to regular school,” he said. “Go to prom and go to everything that a regular senior would get to do in their senior year.”
WATCH: Video from Indiana’s News Central, which was broadcast on March 24, 2012.