Students Rally In Support Of Principal
Metro Source News - Wed 07:54 AM 11/30/2011
Protesters outside a Kansas high school show their support for a high school principal at the center of the dust-up involving Twitter, a student and Governor Sam Brownback.
About 50 students rallied outside Shawnee Mission East Tuesday in support of Doctor Karl Krawitz. He's been catching flak for calling student Emma Sullivan into his office and urging her to apologize for a tweet she made that was critical of the Governor.
Sullivan sent a tweet during a class trip to the state capitol last week saying Brownback "sucked," among other insulting comments.
Brownback's office staff saw the tweet while monitoring social media and contacted the school. The governor has since faced ridicule for trying to police a teenager's Internet musings.
One student who participated in the rally tells "KCTV-TV" that Krawitz did the right thing because it's his responsibility to make sure each student at the school is viewed "positively" by the community.