L.S. v. Mount Olive Bd. of Educ., No. 09-3052 (D.N.J. Feb. 25, 2011) 2011wl677490
Abstract: A federal district court in New Jersey has decided that a social worker and special education instructor employed by the school board are liable for violating a high school student’s federal and state constitutional right to privacy. After dismissing claims against the school board and other school officials, the court determined that the two individuals had acted intentionally in disclosing the student’s confidential psychiatric evaluation to a class of 11-grade students, making them liable both for the constitutional violations and for negligence.
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