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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s offic

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To me, the politics is not the issue. Did the student "tweet" on school time instead of learning? If so, then it doesn't matter if she tweeted about the governor or about a recipe for apple pie. She should end up in the principal's office, and kudos to the school system for disciplining her, and making sure that she is getting an education, regardless of whether or not her tweet was political in nature.
    Of course there is an issue of her doing this on school time, but should the Governor's staff monitor this? I don't think so.

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s offic

    She never actually spoke to the governor. The principal has told her to write a letter of apology and has even given her talking points. She has gotten such support that she is not writing the letter.
    Brownback tweet, lessons learned - KansasCity.com


    What I don't understand is what did the governor or his staff think was going to happen. Was the tweet of a teenager really worth all the attention that has been caused by their response? Did they think no one would hear about this?
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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s offic

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    She never actually spoke to the governor. The principal has told her to write a letter of apology and has even given her talking points. She has gotten such support that she is not writing the letter.
    Brownback tweet, lessons learned - KansasCity.com


    What I don't understand is what did the governor or his staff think was going to happen. Was the tweet of a teenager really worth all the attention that has been caused by their response? Did they think no one would hear about this?
    Gotta agree here. Make the governor's office look childish and petty.

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s offic

    Gov. Brownback did the right thing by apologizing to the teen for his staff's over reaction to her tweet.

    Tweeting Kansas Teen Gets Apology from Gov. Brownback, Her Following Soars

    A Kansas teen who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for an insulting tweet got an apology today from the governor himself for his staff’s “over-reaction.”

    An unpleasant tweet by Emma Sullivan, 18, was flagged by Brownback’s staff last week. The teen was told by her principal at Shawnee Mission East High School to apologize, but she refused. The national brouhaha has led to her Twitter following soar from 60 to more than 10,000.

    “My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms,” Brownback said in a statement. ...

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s offic

    Kids do stupid things daily. Why is this news?

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s offic

    What I find amazing is we have higher standards for high school students than we do conservative members of congress. Remember the tweeting during the State of the Union and someone yelling out "you lie!"
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