Thursday, March 27, 2014
(St. Paul, MN) -- A Minnesota teenager is celebrating a legal victory against the Minnewaska School District. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the district on behalf of Riley Stratton in 2012 after she was punished for a comment on Facebook about a staff member at the school. She has been awarded 70-thousand dollars in damages, and the district will be forced to changes its policies on privacy protection for students. Stratton was in sixth grade at the time and was forced to give the school the log-in information for her Facebook and email accounts, and also had her Facebook page searched at school by police without parental consent.