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 October 31, 2009  Court, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Tim Hull reports:

Two high school students filed a constitutional class action against their school district and the principal who banned them from extracurricular activities after seeing MySpace pictures of the girls kissing and licking a phallus-shaped lollipop and wearing lingerie decorated with dollar bills.

The federal lawsuit seeks to reverse the sports ban and get the unfair policy that gives the principal unfettered power and violates students’ constitutional rights.

Sophomore plaintiffs T.V. and M.K. say the pictures were taken at a slumber party over the summer, off school grounds. They say they posted them on their MySpace pages because they are “humorous.”

An unknown person printed the pictures and gave them to Churubusco High School Principal Austin Couch, who suspended the girls from sports for the fall season based on the school’s “code of conduct” for extracurricular activities.

Read more on Courthouse News.

Related: Complaint (pdf)

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