Superintendent condemns 'offensive' Facebook group

Administrators at Staples High School in Westport condemned a "mean-spirited" Facebook group and want some of the students involved in sharing its content to perform community service. The school principal

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2016, 2:52 AM

Updated 2,807 days ago

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Administrators at Staples High School in Westport condemned a "mean-spirited" Facebook group and want some of the students involved in sharing its content to perform community service.
The school principal emailed parents about the group, and the page has since been shut down.
Some of the students say the content posted to the group was political satire and claim they are being unfairly vilified.
But administrators say the content was offensive, even though the posts did not target any specific students and no bullying was involved.
Nicholas Strouse, director of Westport Family Counseling, says he believes he knows why some of the students participated on the Facebook page. 
"They're feeling disempowered and that's why they're being so aggressive. And, I think that's where there are some misunderstandings," Strouse says.


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