May 102011
 
 May 10, 2011  Court, Youth & Schools

Iulia Filip reports:

A student says high school officials had police arrest and interrogate him, then suspended him for 15 days for logging onto a Facebook page that parodied the school’s principal. He says he didn’t create the parody, and never logged onto the Facebook page with school computers, or during school hours on or school property.

Jacob Fleener and his parents sued Clovis West High School, the Clovis School District, Clovis High principal Benjamin Drati, and the district’s Director of Student Services Gregory Bass, in Fresno County Court.

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This could be a good case to really push back against schools that not only trample students’ First Amendment rights, but ride roughshod over privacy by asserting control over what students do on their own time while in their own homes.

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