Minnesota school to pay $70k over Facebook dispute

Print
Email
|

by Ruella Rouf / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 11:21 PM

(KMOV) – A Minnesota school is paying $70,000 to a student because of one Facebook post.

In 2011, the sixth grader wrote on her Facebook page that she hated her teacher’s aide.

When the school found out, they demanded that the student give her password so that the school could delete the Facebook post.

The student’s parents claim that demanding the password violated their teen's Constitutional right to privacy.

The district has agreed to pay $70,000 in a settlement. 

Print
Email
|