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ACLU sues Minnewaska schools in Facebook incidents


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is claiming Minnewaska Area Schools and the Pope County Sheriff's Office violated a student's rights in two incidents involving Facebook.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the ACLU of Minnesota says a female student was disciplined after posting a comment on Facebook in 2011 about her dislike of a staff member. She was disciplined again when she cursed on Facebook because someone reported her.

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