SHAWNEE MISSION – District officials have reviewed recent events surrounding the reported tweet by Shawnee Mission East High School student Emma Sullivan. The district acknowledges a student’s right to freedom of speech and expression is constitutionally protected.
The district has not censored Miss Sullivan nor infringed upon her freedom of speech. She is not required to write a letter of apology to the Governor. Whether and to whom any apologies are issued will be left to the individuals involved.FROM OUR SPONSORS:
The issue has resulted in many teachable moments concerning the use of social media. The district does not intend to take any further action on this matter.