as a parent if i found out my kids ever posted anything like that being expelled would be the least of their worries. yes i think the school had every right to kick them out and the parents need their heads checked for thinking something like this is ok.
Maybe this sort of attitude by the adults is the problem: "It's not that different than if you come home from work and say, 'I hate my boss or could have killed that guy,'" said Bonnie Martin-Nolan, one of the girls' mothers. "You're not really going to do it but you need to vent that frustration somehow. .."
I've had bad days at work or life in general but I don't say I hate people and want to kill them.
agreed. it's attitudes like this that are unacceptable. it's so sad that it's just so whatever to say "ugh i wanna kill so & so". most likely you don't mean it threateningly or seriously at all, but it's just not something that should be said. why say that? most likely they were joking and not threatening to kill anyone seriously (which is why they say it is protected speech) but still the fact is that they shouldn't be talking or "joking" that way about people, especially when said people can see it.
I think those girls are horrible, but why should a school expel a child for facebook behavior?
In most cases like this the kids are talking about their class / school mates because that is who they are around every day.
In this case it crosses the line of legality into what could be considered death threats. If the school knows about death threats against it's students it should take what action it can whether or not the thread was uttered on school property. Being expelled is at the low end of the scale for what should be done to people threatening to kill innocent people or encouraging others to do the same. Handcuffs and jail time are more appropriate IMO. A lot of people these days seem to think they can slander and threaten people with zero consequence and on the net the problem is multiplied.
this made me laugh, but hurt also
being a senior I notice how truly retarded the younger students are. This happen over here also, but maybe not the extend of 'killing them' but bullying or making threats.
personally yes you should expelled it's not anywhere near this thing called 'sarcastic humor' I actually pity the people whose name were called out and called ugly.