Twitter Imposter Attacks School Principal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The principal at a West Des Moines, Iowa school district says he was not overly concerned about a fake Twitter account that is using his name. His concerns crew when the imposter started using his name in anti-Semitic messages.

Jim Mollison is principal at Valley High School. At first, whoever set up the account tweeted messages that were critical of Mollison’s decision to ban sexually suggestive dancing at school dances. Mollison says he saw that as an attack on him as a principal.

The Twitter imposter is now sending anti-Semitic attacks. Mollison feels that is an attack on his wife and children who are Jewish.

Some of his students say the sender of the tweets has the right to send them. Others say it's inappropriate.

American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa spokesman Ben Stone says the school's authority is limited.

District spokeswoman Elaine Watkins-Miller says officials are trying to determine what they are allowed to do.

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