November 28th, 2011
01:54 AM ET

Teen will not apologize to governor's office for Twitter post

A high school senior, who faces a Monday morning deadline to apologize to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for a disparaging tweet, has said she will not write the apology letter.

"I don't think I should write the letter and I don't think it would be the best move for me," Emma Sullivan, 18, said late Sunday night. "At this time, I do not think an apology would be a sincere thing for me to do."

Sullivan said her parents and many of her peers support her decision.

The teen made national headlines last week for a tweet she said was intended just for her friends.

During a Kansas Youth in Government field trip to the state capitol on November 21, Sullivan wrote: "Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot."

The Shawnee Mission East senior says she did not actually talk to Brownback, and the post referenced a joke she had with a student on the trip.

The next day, she was called into the principal's office.

"I had no idea what it was about or why I was being called into the office," she said. "I had never been in trouble before."

A Brownback staffer had notified the principal, she said.

"My principal told me he needed to do damage control and was really upset," Sullivan said. "He said I was an embarrassment to the school and the school district and that I had been disrespectful."

The principal then asked her to write a letter of apology to Brownback and his staff. He set Monday as the due date for the letter.


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    No, I'm not ready for this crap weather.
    Tomorrow is a good day to huddle down....I'm watching the Bear tomorrow, and just look out the window...

    November 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    Oh i hear ya and its rainin buckets now, puts an ache in ur bones nuthin takes out. Im gonna have to move to a warmer climate soon, im thinkin north carolina, i really luv it there!

    November 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Hi banasy, lookin' out the window is good ;-)

    November 29, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
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