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Student’s suit alleges Mississippi district expelled him for online posting of nude photo of classmate

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the parents of a ninth grade student, identified as J.B., who attended Germantown High School (GHS), have filed suit against Madison County Schools (MCS) alleging that the school district violated J.B.’s free speech rights and deprived him of an education. J.B. was expelled from GHS for a year and transferred to an alternative school after posting a nude photo of a female student he had received on his cell phone

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Wisconsin Assembly approves bill that makes viewing pornography on school computers grounds for revoking teacher’s license

According to an Associated Press (AP) report in the Wausau Daily Herald, the Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would make the viewing of pornography on a school district’s computer reason to revoke a teacher’s license.

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Pennsylvania school district settles student’s “sexting” suit

According to Scranton Times-Tribune, Tunkhannock Area School District (TASD) (through its insurer) has agreed to paid $33,000 to settle a suit that stemmed from a “sexting” incident. The suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) on a behalf a high school student identified as N.N. The suit alleged that the school district illegally searched her cell phone, punished her for storing semi-nude pictures of herself on the device, and then referred her case to the Wyoming County district attorney’s office. Under the settlement, the school district denied any liability or wrongdoing but agreed to pay the student and her lawyers to resolve the dispute.

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Proposed Pennsylvania legislation seeks to limit punishment for “sexting”

CBSNEWS reports that a bill has passed the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would limit the punishment for “sexting” (the practice in which adolescents forward sexually explicit images of themselves or their peers via text message). The bill is in responses to several prosecutions of Pennsylvanis teens under child pornography laws.

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