I didn’t know you could get expelled from a school for comments made on your personal twitter account. It is High School, wasn’t like he was working for GM.
The interesting thing is Yuri Wright’s Twitter account was private, but as he found out nothing is private on Twitter.
Yuri Wright, one of those two Rivals 100 Bosco stars, was expelled from school on Wednesday. The reason: a bunch of profane/graphic posts to his Twitter account. The account (which no longer exists, of course) was protected, but enough people followed him that word got around, and once they became widely-known public knowledge, apparently Bosco couldn’t take the bad publicity – perhaps especially in the wake of pieces like the above-linked New Yorker story and this one at The Classical.
I don’t understand this.
Wright is a kid and kids tweet and leave stupid Facebook statues like this all the time.
*YOU CAN READ ALL THE TWEETS ABOVE*
As a parent I would fight him being expelled. If Wright was at home tweeting his thoughts, what does that have to do with the school? Do they check every student’s Twitter and Facebook account and kick them out for dumb comments?
If they did there wouldn’t be a lot of kids left in the school.
If Wright is denied an opportunity for a college career because of some stupid Tweets, that is sad, as if those colleges aren’t corrupt themselves.
Hypocrites to the highest degree.
Wright has learned a hard lesson, when you are well known everything you say will be used against you, fairly or not.
Here is the official reason why Wright was expelled.
Wright was expelled from Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, N.J., on Wednesday, his high school coach, Greg Toal, confirmed to numerous media outlets.
“He was expelled from the school for the things he had written on Twitter,” Toal told ESPNNewYork.com. “It was pretty simple really, what he wrote were some graphic sex things. This is a Catholic school, things like that cannot happen. It was totally inappropriate.”
Wright, a senior cornerback, was warned about social media consequences, according to Toal. Wright’s account, which had more than 1,600 followers, has been deleted.
“We told them about 10 or 15 times to get off (Twitter) and not to be involved in it, but there is always somebody who thinks he knows better.” Toal told ESPNNewYork.com. “What he wrote was pretty bad, to be honest with you, I can’t even say what he wrote.
“He was told on numerous occasions not to be Twittering and there are consequences for his actions.”
Once again the question begs did the school just single out Wright or do they screen every single student’s social media spaces? If they do not then they are hypocrites to the highest degree.
Wright is dumb for not listening to the multiple warnings he was given, but the kid only had 1600 plus followers and his Tweets were private, the only reason we know about this is because the school got all high and mighty.
Show me proof the school monitors the debate team or even better do they screen the faculty?
Until then the school is a fraud and I would still consider taking legal action if I was Wright.
H/T Chat Sports