CAROL’S SUMMARY: Katherine Evans is sueing her high school, wanting her three-day expulsion for bashing her English teacher online removed from her record. Her lawyer, Matthew Bavaro, says the suspension violated Evansâ€™s right to free speech. But Pamela Brown, assistant director for the Broward County School District, says that inviting others to join in hating a teacher crosses the line.
Questions to consider:
1. What do you consider to be cyberbullying?
2. Do you know who to go to if someone is cyberbullying you?
By CARMEN GENTILE, Posted February 8, 2009 at www.nytimes.com
MIAMI â€” Katherine Evans said she was frustrated with her English teacher for ignoring her pleas for help with assignments and a brusque reproach when she missed class to attend a school blood drive.
So Ms. Evans, who was then a high school senior and honor student, logged onto the networking site Facebook and wrote a rant against the teacher, Sarah Phelps.
â€œTo those select students who have had the displeasure of having Ms. Sarah Phelps, or simply knowing her and her insane antics: Here is the place to express your feelings of hatred,â€ she wrote.
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