Adam Lynn and Joyce Chen report on the outcome of a lawsuit against the Puyallup School District filed by four students over publication of their names in a story on oral sex in the student newspaper. The case was previously covered on PogoWasRight.org here and here:
A Pierce County jury found Wednesday that the Emerald Ridge High School student newspaper did nothing wrong when it published names and comments of four students in stories that addressed the prevalence of oral sex among the school’s student body.
On a 10-2 vote, the jurors found that the defendant, the Puyallup School District, did not invade the privacy of the four students or negligently allow their names to be published in the February 2008 edition of the JagWire.
Because it was a civil case, only 10 votes were needed to decide the case.
Read more in the News Tribune.