Three eighth-graders from northwest Indiana who say they were expelled after joking on Facebook about which of their classmates they would like to kill asked a federal judge Wednesday to order the district to allow them to return to school, the Associated Press reports. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit on behalf of the three 14-year-old girls in federal court in Hammond, claiming that Griffith Public Schools violated the students' free-speech rights. The girls were suspended and later expelled in January for the remainder of the school year after a classmate's mother alerted officials at Griffith...

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