I fought and got both students back in school with no expulsion, but this would not have happened without attorney intervention and return can never be certain. In the "old" days (not that long ago), such statements would vanish the minute they were uttered verbally to another student and would never get reported. No more. Statements on-line or on a student's phone don't disappear. Even if deleted on one student's device, they may remain on another student's computer or phone and can come back to bite.
I have had students in my office up for expulsion who thought a Facebook post was "private" and that only their "friends" could review it. However, students find out the hard way that their "friends" parents may be reading their posts and sending them to the school, or a friend may have their phone searched. An expulsion recommendation may ensue after the communications are read.
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