WICHITA, Kansas -- The senior class president at Heights High School has been suspended from school for the rest of his senior year and won't be allowed to attend most graduation activities after USD 259 officials took offense to a "tweet" he posted on Twitter.
"I think it's a complete overreaction," said Wesley Teague.
Teague posted a tweet saying "Heights U is equivalent to WSU's football team". It was a slam against a group of underclassman athletes that have given themselves the "Heights U" nickname.
"They were going to be so good at sports that they should be categorized as a university," explained Teague. "I'm just like thats not true because we weren't very good at sports this year."
His tweet started a war of words on Twitter. When school officials found out, they suspended Teague for the rest of the year, stripped him of his title of class president, and have banned him from all graduation activities except for the graduation ceremony.
"I'm just like "Heights U" doesn't exist and neither does WSU's football team so I put them together and I got suspended," said Teague.
School officials confirmed Teague's suspension to KSN and point to their strict student conduct code that doesn't tolerate cyber bullying.
"The comments got several underclassmen upset, and they wanted to fight him," said USD 259 spokesperson Susan Arensman. "Some other students were suspended as well for trying to incite a disturbance at school."
Teague's family is trying to fight the suspension but the last lesson Teague learns from Heights will likely be to watch what you post on social media.
After all the problems the city has faced this year, ranging from bidding problems in major projects to the near crisis with the water supply, Mayor Carl Brewer has officially pointed his finger at city staff. The culprit from his point …
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said Monday that the Medical Examiner reports that eight people have died from the wintry storm.
Some Pratt shelter dogs are getting a new lease on life with the help of students from Stafford High School.
Five people, including several students, had to be taken to the hospital after a school bus crash early Monday morning.
Daycare operator saves seven children after van bursts into flames.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says its third-highest administrator no longer works at the agency.
The recent winter storms are forcing the Hutchinson Salt Company to ramp up production.