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August 11, 2014
NJ School District to Amend Social Media Policy After Lawsuit

"A high school student has settled her suit in Camden, N.J., federal court after claiming school officials violated her constitutional rights when they punished her for criticizing the school principal on Twitter," reported Charles Toutant.

"The Sterling High School District in Somerdale, N.J., won’t pay damages to the student, although they were sought. The district did, however, agree to reimburse her $9,000 for legal fees under the settlement."

"The school district also agreed to abandon its requirement for drug testing of the student, revoke punishments imposed against the student relating to her Twitter postings, expunge documents relating to the episode from her record and clarify school district policy on social media monitoring."


See link to full article below.
Student Punished for Twitter Bashing Principal Settles H.W. et al v. STERLING HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT et al
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