A 13-year-old New Hampshire girl has been suspended after she wrote on her Facebook page that she hoped Osama bin Laden had killed her math teacher. And while the girl's mother agrees the post was inappropriate, she says her daughter's free speech has been infringed:
Kimberly Dell'isola said her daughter was suspended for five days after saying she wished Osama bin Laden killed her math teacher.While she agrees the post was offensive, Dell'isola said her daughter's free speech should be protected."In hindsight, she's mortified that she said that, but she's a 13-year-old kid," Dell'isola said.
She said she frequently checks her daughter's Facebook page, but she hadn't logged on the day of the incident.Dell'isola said she didn't find out about the incident until she got a call from the school's principal.
She said she agrees with the administrators at Rundlett Middle School that the post was wrong, but thinks the punishment is too harsh."You are denying her an education based on something she did at home. That's my business, not your business," Dell'isola said.
As we reported in March, the feds have increased the pressure on schools to monitor kids' off-campus activities.