Milwaukee public school officials are considering disciplinary action against a social media post that a student made during a high school basketball game.
Milwaukee Public Schools said in a statement Tuesday that it would not have taken disciplinary action for a tweet posted by a student in the school district’s sports program last Thursday.
The tweet referenced a post on a Milwaukee Public School student’s personal Facebook page that read: I just wanted to tell you that I was so happy to see the game start.
The school is really doing its best for our students.
They are very focused and caring.
The tweet was posted on Jan. 14.
Milwaukees superintendent Mark Williams told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday that the student has been suspended from school for one semester for making a “reckless and insensitive” tweet.
He said the suspension was based on a number of factors, including the student’s comments on the Milwaukee Public Schools website and social media, which are “not tolerated.”
Milwaukee public school district officials did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
A representative for the Milwaukee Board of Education did not respond to a request for additional comment.
The Milwaukee Bucks, which play the Chicago Bulls in the All-Star game at the Kohl Center on Tuesday, have suspended seven players from their team and are considering further disciplinary action after two players were ejected during an altercation.
The Bucks, who have won 17 of the past 18 games, defeated the Bulls in Chicago Tuesday to open a six-game homestand.
Milan Public Schools did not comment on Tuesday’s incident.