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School Says Sayonara To Social Networking... Sort Of

By Annie Potasznik
|  Wednesday, May 11, 2011  |  Updated 1:02 PM CDT
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School Says Sayonara To Facebook

Mansfield Independent School District isn't in the social networking game like it used to be. 

The district shut down its popular Facebook account because, according to administrators, the liability of the social network page outweighs the benefits.

They told the Mansfield News Mirror that too much manpower was going into removing negative comments and keeping the page civil.

Facebook drama, what? Shocking.

The page had 6,900 followers when it was closed.

The official blog of the Mansfield ISD has posted that if Facebook changes the settings of their service to allow for comment moderation, the district will reconsider use of the service at that time.

Mansfield ISD said they will continue to use Twitter, blogs and other online communication tools that don’t share these liability issues and are better suited to the school business environment. 

More: Official Blog of the Mansfield Independent School District

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