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Question | Social Media

A student at my school posted a mean comment about a math teacher on Facebook, saying “Ms. Smith is a f***ing bitch and is really a shitty teacher.” During school, ten other students “liked” the comment. The principal heard about the post and threatened to suspend the student who posted it and give anyone who “liked” it a detention. Can the school punish a student for venting on social media?

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Question | Privacy

No, school administrators do not have the right to search a student’s phone if a student is caught using their phone during class, even if that student protests its taking.

 
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Quiz | FOIA/OMA

What can you ask for with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request? Take this quiz to find out!

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Quiz | Libel

When does your social media post become libel? Take this quiz to find out!

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