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Brooklyn High School fines students $100 for using Facebook, threatens expulsion if they don’t stop


Controversy ensued after Beis Rivkah High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., pulled from class every 11th grade student who used Facebook and handed them a written ultimatum: delete their accounts from the social networking site and pay $100 to the school, or be expelled, community website CrownHeights.info reports. A school official, who wished to remain anonymous, says that the Facebook crackdown was to restore a level of Tznius — the Jewish Orthodox code of modesty — which they claim was on the decline because girls were using the site. Jewish newspaper the Algemeiner spoke to several students about the incident, all of whom requested to remain anonymous, saying the school felt Facebook wasn’t compatible with their moral code…

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