One of the people who tweeted vulgarities and insults about the daughter of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has been suspended by the college he attends and is under police investigation.
Brookdale Community College announced the discipline on Facebook:
Students and community members have rightfully expressed concerns regarding recent social media comments made by a Brookdale student.
The Twitter comments posted by this student are unacceptable and clearly violate the standards of conduct that are expected of all Brookdale students.
The student has been summarily suspended and will be scheduled for a conduct hearing where further disciplinary action will be taken. The Brookdale Police are actively investigating this matter. Brookdale takes this behavior very seriously and does not tolerate any form of harassment.
Our sincerest apologies to Gabby Schilling. Her achievement should be celebrated and not clouded by offensive comments.
The student, whom the Post is not naming until his identity can be verified, was named by Schilling in a blog post Sunday. The student was among a number of people who wrote nasty responses to Schilling’s tweet that his daughter would be playing baseball at Salve Regina University in the fall. Schilling asked readers for help in identifying some of the Twitter users. After naming the Brookdale student, he wrote:
How do you think that place feels about this stud representing their school? You don’t think this isn’t going to be a nice compilation that will show up every single time this idiot is googled the rest of his life? What happens when a potential woman he’s after googles and reads this?
The other clown? He’s VP of the Theta Xi fraternity at Montclair State University. I gotta believe if Theta Xi is cool with a VP of one of their chapters acting like this I’d prefer to have no one I know in it. Also, does anyone attending Montclair State University have a student handbook? If so can you pass it along because I am pretty sure there are about 90 violations in this idiots tweets.
I stopped because the rest was more of the same. And while these, to me as a dad, are just stupid and vile in ways you can’t fathom, they aren’t alone.