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Continued: School district reconsiders suspension of Rogers senior over tweet

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY and PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 20, 2014 - 11:39 AM

An online petition in defense of Sagehorn has drawn more than 4,000 signatures.

Beahen, the police chief, said that “Rogers Confessions,” the now-deleted Web page on ask.fm, was open for people to participate in anonymously and included posts from people saying such things as they’d had sex with a cheerleader or more graphic claims. Ask.fm is a freewheeling social networking site where users can post anonymously.

In addition to these types of posts, students at many Minnesota high schools have set up their own versions of “confessions” Twitter handles. They often include allusions to sexual escapades, as well as insults or other comments, and are difficult to track, springing up and being deleted at will.

 

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