Does YouTube post merit expulsion?
Sometimes yes. Other times, no. Obviously, it depends on the content of the video. In this case, it’s questionable.
Weeks before her 8th-grade graduation, 14-year-old Arieal Lancaster was expelled from Beardsley Junior High in California. It seems that during a lunch period in February, 2009, she took some pictures of her friends. They were sitting down when another girl came over, tapped one of them on the foot and ran away. Just for fun, Arieal posted it on YouTube, with no malicious intent.
In May, 2009, she was accused of cyberbullying and was expelled. No other students were disciplined. Schools across the nation are exercising “zero tolerance” for cyber or any other type of bullying on and off-campus.
For more about Internet activities and consequences handed out for allegedly inappropriate or offensive posts, see: http://askthejudge.info/can-i-be-prosecuted-for-comments-on-the-internet/145/