Huntsville City Schools plans on monitoring social media… AGAIN… So what?

Not sure why this is so controversial

Under the code of conduct, students who post or share fight videos could face consequences as serious as suspension.

Ward said the policy is not a violation of students’ privacy.

“If they’re posting something in a public social media forum, anyone can view that. We’re not doing anything that’s crossing that particular line,” he said.

The code of conduct also forbids anyone from taking pictures, audio or video without permission of the school or whoever is in the picture.

Isn’t this what you want them doing?

Now, let’s be clear, this is more about PR than anything else. You have fights at school, always have, but now you have the videos being posted on social media. After they are posted you have people demanding people be fired.

Are these kids not being punished?

Are there more fights?

It got us wondering, has the number of fights been on the rise in Huntsville City Schools?

As it turns out, the answer is no. According to the Alabama Board of Education’s school incident reports, the number of fights in Huntsville schools has been dropping steadily since 2012.

Here’s a look at the number of fights per year:

2012: 899

2013: 879

2014: 514

2015: 484

Other than that, what is the issue?

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