MATTYDALE, NY - A seventh-grader at a suburban Syracuse middle school has been suspended for setting up a Facebook page that officials say hosted a barrage of libelous, obscene and inappropriate postings about a teacher.
Roxboro Road Middle School principal Steve Wolf says another 25 students who signed on as fans of the group have been given three days of detention at the school in Mattydale.
The father of one of those students told the North Syracuse school board on Monday he didn’t think it was right to punish his daughter for simply accepting an invitation to join the group. He says he’s disciplining her at home.
Wolf says the student suspended last week created the page because she was angry with the teacher. She’s expected to return to school this week.