Tech-savvy teenagers are increasingly paying a heavy price–including criminal arrest–for parodying their teachers on the internet, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Tired of fat jokes and false accusations of teacher-lounge partying or worse, teachers and principals are fighting back against digital ridicule and slander by their students–often with civil lawsuits and long-term suspensions or permanent expulsions. "Kids have been pulling pranks on teachers and principals since there have been schools in the U.S., but now there’s an edge to it–the tone and tenor of some of these attacks cross the line," says Nora Carr, a spokeswoman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina (and an award-winning columnist for eSchool News)…

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