A high school student in Riverdale, Ga., was suspended after he posted a picture of his principal’s mugshot to Instagram.
Shortly after the posting, Principal Jamille Miller-Brown (pictured on phone) brought Keandre Varner (pictured right) into her office Monday. She then gave him a four-day suspension, telling the Daily News, “There was a violation of privacy.”
A spokesman for Riverdale High School denied that Varner was suspended for posting the picture. He claimed Varner was suspended for acting “belligerent” towards Miller by publishing the picture through a school computer and disrupting the school.
Watch a news report about the suspension here:
However, Varner’s mother believes her son was suspended for misinterpreting the mugshot’s origin. “Keandre passed around misinformation,” she told WSBTV.
When a someone asked Keandre why his principal was arrested, Varner responded, “I think because of a DUI.” According to Miller-Brown, the arrest was actually for failure to show up in court for a speeding ticket. Varner recounted their tense conversation: