Don’t Tweet Pictures of Standardized Tests, Even If Your Essay Answer is ‘YOLO :)’

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(Photo: KENS5)
(Photo: KENS5)

Goofing off on standardized tests can be a high school rite of passage, but we don’t recommend publicizing photos of your test answers unless you want to end up in the principal’s office. Kyron Birdine, a junior at a high school in Arlington, Texas learned this the hard way when he tweeted a photo of his essay for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

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What’s more, he sent the picture of his essay answer to test officials. His thoughtful essay response? “YOLO :)”

Mr. Birdine was given a four-day in school suspension for the “breach of security,” and school administrators made him delete the tweet.

“I was being a high school kid getting on Twitter,” he told the local news station. YOLO 🙁

Don’t Tweet Pictures of Standardized Tests, Even If Your Essay Answer is ‘YOLO :)’