Brampton students punished over tweets

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KEVIN CONNOR, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:46 PM ET

Some Brampton high school students have been punished for tweeting inappropriate and sexual messages about their teachers.

The Grade 12 students at St. Margerite D’Youville have been punished depending on the extent of their involvement in the messages, Bruce Campbell, spokesman for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, said Thursday.

Two students with the least involvement received warnings, two were asked to stay home but were back in class on Thursday, and three others who were suspended will be back in class on Friday.

The two students with tweets deemed most offensive have been given seven-day suspensions and will be removed from the classes of the teachers who were targeted.

“The principal talked to the students (Thursday) about respect. Hopefully lessons can be learned,” Campbell said.

“This is part of the learning process that if you send it you are responsible for it.”

The inappropriate tweets were discovered by school officials on Monday.

The incident comes as the school board marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention week, Nov. 18-24.

 


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