Repeal Expulsion of Edison Liu

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Edison Liu is a valued member of the QVMS GTA. He is a trustworthy, considerate friend with no malicious intent. His expression of free speech on a social media platform outside of school should not be a cause for expulsion. While adequate punishment such as a suspension or in school suspension (ISS) is understandable and reasonable for the situation, a student's rights to free speech and expressing one's opinion should not result in expulsion.

The FBISD 2016-17 Code of Conduct states:

"Misconduct identified in the list of prohibited behaviors below will result in the assignment of one or more 'Discipline Management Techniques' if the behavior is committed at school, a school-sponsored or school-related activity, during school-related travel, while traveling on District owned or operated transportation, or when the District has 'Disciplinary Authority' as described in the SCC."

"Name-calling, ethnic or racial slurs, or derogatory statements that school employees reasonably believe could substantially disrupt the school environment or incite violence."

Not only did Edison's comments not occur 'at school, a school-sponsored event or school-related activity, during school related travel' or 'while traveling on District owned or operated transportation,' he did not otherwise 'threaten' or make any direct implications of retaliation against a school employee. 

If this goes onto Edison's record, it could potentially hurt his chances of getting into a college or an FBISD high school academy. It is unfair for him to have his record permanently tarnished, as free speech should be granted to everyone, regardless of age.

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