Cassidy’s Facebook page was suspended Wednesday, Warner said, most likely because it was reported because Facebook requires its users to be 13 to have an account. Cassidy’s mother, Jennifer Slater, set up the page years ago to help Cassidy keep in touch with family, Warner said.
Slater reposted Cassidy’s video on her own page the day her daughter’s account was suspended.
“Her story reached 22k views before the Scranton School District contacted Facebook and her Facebook got shut down because she’s not 13,” Slater wrote in her post.
“We had no idea (the video) would get that kind of response,” Warner said, adding later, “There were so many supportive comments.”
Warner said he met with Adams Principal Mario Emiliani on Monday, the Times-Tribune reported.
The school changed Cassidy’s lunch period and her recess, Warner said, and offered to put her in a different fourth-grade class. Cassidy decided to stay in the same class, Warner told the newspaper.
Superintendent Alexis Kirijan said she was aware of the situation at John Adams.
“The principal has taken this very seriously,” she told the Times-Tribune. “He’s conducted an investigation, looked into everything and talked to the parents.”
Kirijan said the district also had a policy in place to combat bullying.
Since the video has been reposted, it has been shared more than 1,700 times and viewed by more than 28,000 people.
“I will be my daughter’s voice,” Slater wrote on Facebook. “I will share her story, and I hope others will share, too.”