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School pays student $70K for Facebook 'interrogation'

School pays student $70K for Facebook 'interrogation'
Posted Thursday, March 27th 2014 @ 11am  by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A Minnesota school has agreed to pay a student $70,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from an incident in which administrators forcibly perused her Facebook account, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. It began when Riley Stratton, then 13, posted on Facebook complaining that a hall monitor was mean, and the school responded by giving her an in-school suspension. "They punished her for doing exactly what kids have done for 100 years—complaining to her friends about teachers and administrators," Riley's ACLU lawyer says.

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