High School Senior Expelled For Tweeting Profanity

March 23, 2012

A high senior in Indiana has been expelled for using profanity on his personal Twitter account, according to Indiana's NewsCenter.

According to the report from the Granite Broadcasting sister station:

Police were called to the high school Friday after students there threatened to protest.

"One of my tweets was, (expletive) is one of those (expletive) words you can (expletive) put anywhere in a (expletive) sentence and it still (expletive) make sense,” said the student, Austin Carroll.

The school claims it was done from a school computer. Carroll says he did it from home.

"If my account is on my own personal account, I don't think the school or anybody should be looking at it. Because it's my own personal stuff and it's none of their business,” said Carroll.

"I totally didn't agree with what Austin said but I didn't agree with an expulsion either. I mean if they suspended him for 3 days or something, I would be fine with that but to kick him out of school, his senior year, 3 months to go, wrong,” said Pam Smith, Carroll's mother.

The school's principal claims their system tracks all the tweets on Twitter when a student logs in, meaning even if he did tweet it from home their system could have recognized it when he logged in again at school.

“I didn't post the thing at school but their computer is saying that I did post it, and I shouldn't be getting in trouble for stuff I did on my own time, on my own computer,” said Carroll.

Carroll is going to an alternative school and will be able to graduate.

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