Stephen: 2 Georgia high-schoolers suspended for sharing pics of crowded school hallways
At least two high-schoolers in Georgia claim they got suspended for posting pics of their school’s definitely-not-socially-distanced hallways after in-person classes resumed this month. A 15-year-old named Hannah Watters tells BuzzFeed she was slapped with a five-day suspension for posting a pic with the caption, “Day two at North Paulding High School. It is just as bad. We were stopped because it was jammed… This is not ok. Not to mention the 10 percent mask rate.”
She adds that she was told she violated school policies in a meeting this past Wednesday. “The policies I broke stated that I used my phone in the hallway without permission, used my phone for social media and posting pictures of minors without consent,” she said. The other student who claims they got suspended did not want to reveal their identity to the outlet. BuzzFeed also reports that North Paulding Principal Gabe Carmona said in an intercom announcement on Wednesday that any student found criticizing the school on social media could face discipline.
UPDATE: The students’ suspensions have since been lifted by the school.