Another Student Suspended for Dissing Teacher on Facebook

We've seen a few times over the past year that the casual contact facilitated by Facebook is proving to be a sticky wicket for teachers and their students. Now a Louisiana high-school senior is arguing in federal court that he's the latest victim of unfair policing of online social space.

The student, who is identified in court documents only as “Minor Doe,” asserts along with his father in a filing in U.S. District Court in Louisiana that he was wrongly suspended for two days, resulting in his missing crucial test review sessions in his classes and receiving poor grades on exams.

The reason for the suspension? According to the lawsuit, he “criticized one of his teachers on Facebook” — the nature of the insult is not specified — one night “from his own computer, in his own bedroom, at his parents' home.”

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