Judge: Student suspended for Facebook page can sue
By staff and wire services reports
February 16th, 2010
A federal judge has ruled that a South Florida teenager who sued her former principal after she was suspended for creating a Facebook page criticizing a teacher can proceed with her lawsuit, reports the New York Times. The student, Katherine Evans, is seeking to have her suspension expunged from her disciplinary record. School officials suspended her for three days, saying she had been “cyber bullying” the teacher, Sarah Phelps. Ms. Evans is also seeking a “nominal fee” for what she argues was a violation of her First Amendment rights, and payment of her legal fees. The former...
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