Last week, BHS made its own contribution to the growing dance craze.
What's "Harlem Shake" you might ask? Patch will have to get back to you soon on that, but in the interim enjoy this quick video uploaded to youtube by Burnsville High School's own budding auteur Scott Svare. Since the video was uploaded a week ago it has gotten over 10,000 hits and is even prefaced by a commercial.
The line between school and home is blurred by social media, which often leaves school officials in a lurch.
Imagine this: A 12-year-old girl with an ax to grind against a teacher or classmate logs onto Facebook from a laptop in her bedroom, posts a strongly worded complaint and let's the chips fall where they may. Is this defamation? Harassment? Or an essential, if unpleasant, aspect of the right to free speech? Who decides and who is responsible for disciplining the student, if necessary? Such was the conundrum facing the Minnewaska School District in central Minnesota, where school officials meted out detention to a student after she wrote a post stating that she "hated" an adult hall monitor at school using her own computer outside of school hours. Angry, the student took to Facebook again ("Who the 'bleep' told on me?"), a comment that …