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ACLU sues after school punishes student for Facebook posts

A 12-year-old in the Minnewaska school district vented her frustration on Facebook and wound up spending time in detention for it. The ACLU of Minnesota says that's a violation of her right to free speech.
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A 12-year-old in the Minnewaska school district vented her frustration on Facebook and wound up spending time in detention for it. The ACLU of Minnesota says that's a violation of her right to free speech.

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