So the story goes like this…
A Riverdale high school principal was arrested and one of the students in her school happens to find the mugshot online.
In typical teen fashion, said student posts the publicly available image to his instagram account and now both the principal and the student have both made national news and sparked yet another debate about social media.
Jamille Miller-Brown, Principal of Riverdale High School, posed for her mugshot on March 29, 2013 after she was arrested in Fulton County, Georgia and apparently KeAndre Varner, a senior at the school, located the mugshot online.
Varner posted the mugshot on his Instagram page and when one of his followers asked why she was arrested, Varner said he
posted, “I think because of a DUI.”
After learning about the incident, Principal Miller-Brown called KeAndre to her office, where she promptly handed him a four day suspension.
“There was a violation of policy,” Miller-Brown told the New York Daily News, saying that she felt uncomfortable discussing the matter any further.
According to WSB-TV, Varner said the principal tried to get an officer to arrest him but the officer
refused, so she suspended him instead.
The school system said Miller Brown was arrested in March after she missed a court date for a speeding ticket.
Administrators said Varner was suspended because he disrupted school by showing the picture to everyone and being belligerent to the principal when she confronted him.
Varner’s mother, Nakesha Thomas, said that’s not true. She said the suspension letter the principal wrote explains the real reason.”Keandre passed around misinformation”
Thomas thinks the principal went too far. Varner also said he never showed the mugshot to classmates.
After administrators reviewed the suspension, it was reduced two days.
Other parents have also come forward with claims that their children were threatened with suspension for having the principal’s mugshot in their phones but since it’s publicly available on the Internet, the principal can’t suspend everyone for having it… or can she?
Do you feel the suspension was justified?