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After a student posted a comment about her teacher on Facebook, she was suspended for cyberbullying her teacher. Then she sued.
In Florida, Pembrook Pines Charter High School has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former student who was accused of cyberbullying her teacher.
On Facebook, student Katie Evans posted a comment that described her English teacher as “the worst teacher I’ve ever met.” The principal suspended Evans for three days for “cyberbullying a staff member.”
As part of the settlement, the school agreed to:
- expunge the student’s disciplinary record
- pay $15,000 in legal fees, and
- pay $1.00 in nominal damages.
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