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MN high school student suspended over tweet, classmates protest

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About two dozen students demonstrated outside a Rogers High School for the return of a senior suspended over a tweet about a teacher.
    
Football captain and honor roll student Reid Sagehorn recently responded to an anonymous social media post that he was seen kissing a female gym teacher. His father, Curt Sagehorn, says his son tweeted "Actually, yes" in a sarcastic response to the rumor. Sagehorn was suspended until April 22.

Superintendent Mark Bezek says that Sagehorn violated the district's social media code of conduct. Bezek says the suspension should be a lesson for students to be careful about what they post on social media.

The tweet also got the attention of the Rogers Police Department.

Police Chief Jeff Beahen says this alleged joke is impacting real people's lives, including the teacher, "She's been bullied and berated by students and I know this has become really difficult for her to even continue her teaching career."  

Sagehorn's friends say he's a victim, too, and his punishment is unfair.

Police say the student who posted the rumor has been withdrawn from the school. The case has been referred to prosecutors.

 

 

 

 

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