Doesn't this go a bit too far?

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    This seems to go a bit far, stupid irrational fears. To me it would seem like a harmless joke that I've hear nearly everybody make similar type comments when they are venting about a bad day. I guess at least she wasn't fired, but come on. there was harvard professor fired a while back for having pictures of him doing a funnel or something. It's ridiculous if you ask me. Thoughts?


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    When students post things about wanting to "kill" someone, they get suspended. Teachers should be held to the same standard
     
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    Yes and no. In normal circumstances, yes, it's going a little too far, but when you look at this being posted so close to a woman, a teacher, bringing a gun into a University and shooting people, not really. This Professor should have thought a little bit more about the current events before posting. We here in Minnesota had EVERY high school in St. Paul on lockdown earlier this week because an idiot Facebook user posted a threat to the school district that someone was going to bring a gun into two different schools in the city and start shooting. As a Professor the person who posted about finding a hitman should have been smarter than that.

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    The teacher should known better!
     
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    I think a warning and telling her not to do it would of sufficed instead of a suspension. Yes, this day and age you should know that this type of bullshit it looked at, but I still don't think its right
     
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    Students are suspended IMMEDIATELY for bringing anything that could be construed as a weapon to school. Even a plastic knife will get a student suspended. Yeah, I can see your point, but I also think this will give a message to any other teachers/professors who might be stupid enough to even think about joking about something like this.

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    This is college, not HS. Students would get suspended over a plastic knife in college? If that's the case that is a shame, as these kids are young adults and should be treated like such
     
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    You're right, I don't think that is the case in college. But, most if not all colleges are "gun free zones" and it is even a Federal crime to have fireworks on most college campuses. I just don't think this Professor was using their head, and I think that a slap on the wrist wouldn't have been enough punishment.

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    Yeah, I understand. This example may not be as ridiculous as some of the other's I've heard due to the recent events. But its just troublesome thinking that what you choose to do in private, which is completely legal, could influence your job. Seems restrictive to me. I can see the concern, and I'm glad she wasn't fired, but this brings up that issue of what you do in private, or say on facebook could lead to you losing your job
     

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