High Schooler Sues School After Getting Suspended For Sarcasm


Turns out that sarcastic tweets can land you in hot water.

High school senior Reid Sagehorn was suspended for seven weeks after tweeting two words: "Actually, yeah."

Back in January, the 18-year-old was asked by a Twitter user if he had ever "made out" with a 28-year-old teacher at his school, Rogers High School in Rogers, Minnesota. 

And that's when Sagehorn tweeted the two words that landed him in serious trouble.

Sagehorn received an extensive suspension for damaging a teacher's reputation, officials said. According to a lawsuit Sagehorn filed last week, though, the tweet was meant to be taken as sarcasm. The suit also says that school officials as well as the police tarnished Sagehorn's reputation.

The suit says that Sagehorn's "conduct in no way constituted threatening, intimidating or assault of a teacher, administrator or other staff member, and any reasonable school official or police officer would understand that to be the case."

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