Two sophomore girls have sued their school district after they were punished for posting sexually suggestive photos on MySpace during their summer vacation.


The American Civil Liberties Union, in a federal lawsuit filed last month on behalf of the girls, argues that Churubusco High School in Indiana violated the girls' free-speech rights when it banned them from extracurricular activities for a joke that didn't involve the school. They say the district humiliated the girls by requiring them to apologize to an all-male coaches' board and undergo counseling.


Some child advocates argue that schools should play a role in monitoring students' behavior, especially...

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