Erik Nielsen, a Curtis High School student of Staten Island, New York, has been suspended over a tweet in which he pointed out a teacher’s bad parking job.
The Twitter conversation has now been removed and Nielsen got suspended for an uncertain amount of time. He has a meeting with the school principal Aurelia Curtis on Tuesday.
According to Erik Nielsen, school employees have no right whatsoever to review any personal social media accounts of the students.
A movement on Twitter #TweetForErik has started in solidarity with Nielsen initiated by his classmates. One student is even selling bootleg #tweetforerik hoodies for $3.