Emma Sullivan claims her initial tweets, using the Twitter hashtag (he) #blowsalot were meant only as a joke. The 18-year-old high school senior was on a field trip, at which Kansas Governor Sam Brownback spoke, and a couple of seemingly innocent tweets have put the teen in the center of a controversy.

In today's social-media driven world, would you stand behind your child? Would it be acceptable to say, for example, Governor Rick Snyder "sucks," or to use the hashtag #blowsalot when tweeting about him?

Brownback's office has since apologized to her for blowing the whole thing out of proportion. Hit the jump for more, and a video from CNN.