Students face possible suspension over cold tweets to school board

Steam rises from the warmer-than-air waters of Lake Ontario from Humber Bay Park in Toronto on...

Steam rises from the warmer-than-air waters of Lake Ontario from Humber Bay Park in Toronto on January 7, 2014. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:53 PM ET

TORONTO - A handful of students could be suspended over tweets directed at Peel District School Board after it decided to keep schools open during the frigid cold on Tuesday.

PDSB spokesman Brian Woodland said it wasn't "just people expressing their opinion."

"For us to look at suspension, (it) normally means they're making a specific threat or using language that is homophobic or sexist or racist," he said.

Individual schools would investigate situations referred to them, he added.

PDSB wasn't the only board under an avalanche of bitter comments.

Toronto students also did not take it well when they awoke to temperatures of -25 C and word that TDSB schools were remaining open.

Some students used profanity on Twitter to make their point, later either deleting or protecting their accounts.


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