At least two students say they have been suspended at North Paulding High School in Georgia for posting photos of crowded hallways full of maskless students that went viral on Twitter this week, reports Buzzfeed News.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, one student said the school suspended her for five days for violating school policies that state “that I used my phone in the hallway without permission, used my phone for social media, and posting pictures of minors without consent.”
The photos show students packed into hallways between classes, not appearing to practice social distancing and with few masks visible, amid the coronavirus panic that has claimed over 160,000 American lives.
“Day two at North Paulding High School. It is just as bad. We were stopped because it was jammed,” she wrote in a tweet with one photo. “This is not ok. Not to mention the 10% mask rate.”
This was about a minute after we had been released from third block. This is a different hallway from the one on the news. This is a exterior hallway.
— hannah (@ihateiceman) August 4, 2020
— hannah (@ihateiceman) August 5, 2020
Watters said she was pulled into the school’s office around noon on Wednesday and was told she had violated the student code of conduct.
Paulding County Schools has not responded to requests for comment on the alleged suspension.