So we should prosecute jokes as lies now? And there's a new rule: if you include "actually" in your joke, then it can't be a joke?
Granted, it's been a very long time since I was in high-school, but as far as I know there's still a big damn difference between being suspended and being charged with a crime, let along being prosecuted for one.
You can be suspended in some high-schools for violating the dress code. It doesn't make it a crime, but it's also permissible (even if you or I don't agree with it). As I child/minor you have considerably less rights than an adult.
I can't say I'm familiar with the story, or that I even RTFA. But it sounds like this kid did something he really shouldn't have, to begin with. Then the adults over reacted and it escalated into a whole lot of fucking stupid from there.
If nothing else, I hope he learns that making defamatory statements as an adult can get you sued for libel.
Fuck the politically correct grammar nazi police. Fuck em if they can't take a joke. Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck.
Fuck that teacher, he's way too thin-skinned and is probably guilty as fuck that's why he's overreacting so strongly.
I surmised from TFS that the student was male, and assumed the teacher was female. But I could be completely wrong. Even so, making false claims could cost this teacher their career. So if it's not true, then I doubt the teacher is being too thin skinned. Administration may be though.