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    Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís office

    Oh my, it seems Big Brother (the Kansas Governor) is watching every move...

    A Kansas teenager is in trouble after mocking Gov. Sam Brownback during a mock legislative assembly for high school students.


    Emma Sullivan, a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, was in Topeka on Monday as part of Kansas Youth in Government, a program for students interested in politics and government.


    During the session, in which Brownback addressed the group, Sullivan posted on her personal Twitter page:


    ďJust made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalotĒ


    Read more: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís office | Wichita Eagle

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    Are you surprised that social media posts are being read by various governmental entities' staff members?

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    It is odd that a govenor would become concerned over what a high school student tweeted her friends.

    If the govenor's team hadn't act on this it would amounted to nothing but now they have given her 15 minutes of fame.

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    “Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot”
    If that's true, perhaps THAT is why she got in trouble, rather than because of her tweet.
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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It is odd that a govenor would become concerned over what a high school student tweeted her friends.

    If the govenor's team hadn't act on this it would amounted to nothing but now they have given her 15 minutes of fame.
    What's her name again?

    How, exactly, did the "governor's team" act? Did they alert the kid's principal to their unhappiness?
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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If that's true, perhaps THAT is why she got in trouble, rather than because of her tweet.
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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    Not sure why you repeated the Twitter post.

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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Oh my, it seems Big Brother (the Kansas Governor) is watching every move...





    Read more: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís office | Wichita Eagle
    It's not as if the high school student was disciplined for the conduct at the event, sponsored by the school or anything.

    ďJust made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalotĒ


    "ďstudents on school-sponsored field trips, in which they are representing the school, would be expected to conduct themselves in accordance with school district policies, including use of electronic devices. Students may express their personal beliefs, views, and opinions, as long as they do so appropriately and in accordance with school policies.Ē
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 11-27-11 at 04:43 PM.
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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    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.
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    Re: Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís offic

    It's a good thing she didn't say anything about Obama, because we'd never hear the end of the "Liberal conspiracy to quash all dissent."


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