The school is taking a strong step with this five-day suspension for student Brandon Guzda, who otherwise has been active in academics and athletics, says mental-health counselor Lynne Rifkin Shine.
She says social media can be a dangerous way to let out your emotions.
"When you're anxious or you're angry, it's pent up adrenaline, so certainly the things that could help you are exercising ... you can speak to a friend, but anything in writing, the children really need to start understanding that once it's in writing, they can't take it back," Rifkin Shine says.
Guzda's suspension followed some behavior that's been described as rowdy at a high school hockey game. The teacher involved had written him up for the incident.