There are good uses for Facebook, and then there are not so good uses, as one teenager from England is learning the hard way. Despite the fact that you can say pretty much whatever you like on the social media site, that doesn’t mean your comments won’t occasionally have a response you weren’t expecting. Jordan Ford is a 14-year-old student in England, and was told by his school principal that he had to get rid of the dye in his hair, as it was a violation of certain school policies. Like most young teenagers, he balked at the idea of being told what to do, and took to Facebook to exact his revenge. His plot? To show the online world that his own principal had had crazy dyed hair at one point in her life.
He found a picture from her own Facebook page which showed her with pinkish hair and striking a funny pose, and decided to put the picture (along with some not-so-flattering words) on his own page. While it probably got some laughs, his principal was not one of those who found it humorous.
To make a longer story a bit short, Mr. Ford was subsequently expelled from the school for his actions. It turns out at the beginning of the year students had to sign a computer agreement that contained some pretty strict social media guidelines, and I’m guessing making fun of the principal online was one of the things against the rules.
What do you think? Do you agree with the school’s actions, or do you feel the principal should have a bit thicker skin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.