Westland, MI – A concerned student at a Michigan school noticed nasty discolored water coming from the sink in her school, so she took a picture and shared it with social media. Hazel Juco was hoping that she could raise awareness about the potentially dangerous issue, and perhaps get the problem fixed.
Unfortunately, the school was not impressed with the student’s whistleblowing and actually suspended her for violating the school’s policy of taking photos in the bathroom.
Juco says that girls regularly take “selfie” pictures in the bathroom and are not reprimanded, but because her photo made the school look bad, she was quickly punished for her actions.
“They told me I was being suspended for three days, OSS [Out of School Suspension], for taking a picture. It is inappropriate use of electronics in the restroom. And everyone in my school, every girl takes, like, selfies in the bathroom and makes it their profile picture on Twitter or Facebook or whatever. No one has gotten in trouble,” Juco told WXYZ.
Since the story has been reported by the local media, the backlash has pushed school administrators to backtrack on their decision
The superintendent for Wayne-Westand Community Schools, Dr. Michele Harmala, told reporters that a plumber was sent to solve the issue. After the extremely bad press, Harmala also noted that the school board would reverse the decision to suspend Juco, and that the suspension would be taken off her record.
It is no surprise that a Michigan school would suspend a student for exposing their water supply. After all, Michigan is now infamous for tainted water and the corruption covering it up.
After needlessly contaminating Flint’s water supply with lead, the Free Thought Project reported on how the government now monitors social media for hints subversive communications relating to the Flint Water Crisis.
According to MLive, officials with the Michigan State Police have been conducting online surveillance for comments about Flint’s lead contamination crisis. One of over 127,000 emails released by Gov. Rick Snyder’s office shows one man’s allegedly threatening Facebook post concerning the government’s mishandling of the Flint crisis — which led to the initiation of criminal proceedings.