The consequences of social media posts

KIMT spoke to the Superintendent of Pine Island Schools.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 6:50 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2018 6:51 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A racially-charged photo of 2 John Marshall High School students and a 3rd person who allegedly attends Pine Island High School has surfaced online.

Superintendent of Pine Island Schools Tammy Champa says she doesn't want the incident to be a representation of the district, but hopes it will be an opportunity to "educate and grow and strengthen our district and that is exactly our plan and really want to... How we do that, i also want to be careful that we don't have a knee-jerk reaction to an incident but rather how are we thoughtful school-wide in what we're doing and the voices we're bringing to the table," she says.

The people in the image are no longer able to join the U.S. Army. KIMT spoke to college students about if they think social media posts such as this one should have consequences. College student Aldo Gonzalez says he is careful of what he posts online because he wants to set a good example. "I have my siblings on social media, I have people that are freshmen on social media, and I think about that all the time. What kind of vibe or what kind of person to i want them to look at me."

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