Teen Appealing Punishment for TikTok Trend


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A Frisco mother is attempting to clear her son’s name after what she describes as a TikTok joke gone wrong.

Carla Broom’s son, Jordan, told NBC 5 DFW that he was taking part in a “mumbling joke trend” from popular social media outlet TikTok. The point of this “joke” was to “just call a restaurant and start mumbling to confuse them,” according to Jordan.

The teenager reportedly said the phrase, “Can I get some,” before proceeding to mumble.

He and his friends allegedly referred to this trend at Cobb Middle School and were reported by a teacher.

Jordan was initially given a one-day suspension. His mother alleged that she was not immediately notified of the incident. An assistant principal gave her the suspension notice.

Hallway surveillance footage allegedly captured Jordan and his friends talking to different teachers about this joke. One of these teachers apparently enjoyed the humor while a second did not.

Broom said the teacher claimed to have heard a sexually explicit statement after having Jordan repeat himself for a third time. Broom claims her son did not say anything sexual but that her son “said gibber gabber.”

Broom said that, despite the school saying the case involving her son was closed, it was reopened upon his return to school. Her son was then handed an even more severe punishment, Broom claims.

Jordan was ordered to spend 45 days at an alternate school. Moreover, the teenager’s school record will contain a case of sexual harassment for seven years.

“My son was falsely accused of … Title 9 sexual harassment to a teacher,” said Broom, according to NBC 5.

Broom has already filed an appeal for these punishments and is set to meet the school leaders at a later date. Jordan has since been pulled from Cobb Middle School.

The Dallas Express attempted to contact Cobb Middle School and Frisco Independent School District for additional information or comment but was unsuccessful.

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