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This Facebook Post Got 2 Dozen Middle Schoolers Suspended

Georgia students face suspension for commenting on a Facebook post that encouraged breaking the dress code

About two dozen middle school students were suspended over a Facebook post encouraging peers to break their school’s dress code, parents told Atlanta’s WSB-TV 2 News.

A Sunday Facebook suggested that students should violate the dress code by wearing the color red the next day at school. All two dozen students who either shared or commented on the post were suspended, even if they didn’t say they were agreeing to the plan. Some students were given the boot for up to 10 days.

Parents told WSB-TV that “the principal called the students’ actions a terroristic threat.”

School administrators will decide if the suspended students are to be punished further.

[WSB-TV]

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