Posted November 12, 2018 12:24:20 The latest internet feud in North Queensland is a teacher being labelled a troll by a Facebook group called “High schoolers Against Trolls”.
The Facebook group, which has been active since the beginning of the school year, has been created by a teacher who was a pupil at Blackman High School in Northridge.
The teacher, who is not named, told ABC Radio North Queensland he is not the type of person who will troll on Facebook and does not have a political agenda.
“I think a lot of people think that I’m just a person who likes to troll on social media,” he said.
“There are a lot more trolls than I am and I’m not the kind of person that is going to do that.”
“I’m not trying to be a troll, I’m trying to give back to the community in a positive way.”
Mr Mitchell, who teaches history at the Northridge High School, said the troll’s name had been on his school bulletin board since he joined.
“If I had a Facebook account I would be able to go and type in my name and my school would know about it, but I don’t have that and I haven’t said that to anyone,” he explained.
“People don’t know what it is and what it means.”
He said the trolls comments have come from across the internet, including on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
“The comments have gone from people like me saying things about school that are funny to people who are saying things like ‘I’m going to troll you out’,” he said, adding that he does not believe trolls are doing this in the name of their school.
“It’s not their school, it’s my school and I can do whatever I want to do with my life.”
Mr Graham said the school was aware of the situation, but did not have the staff involved to deal with it.
“That’s one of the things I really want to work on is that students have access to the information that they need, they need information and they need it right now,” he added.
“They’re not going to get it from Facebook.”
“It just makes it worse.”
The group has been used to organise school assemblies and social events and has been a source of controversy for some time.
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