Hate your teacher? Vent it on Facebook | HT Tech

Hate your teacher? Vent it on Facebook

A former high school student suspended after criticising a teacher on a Facebook page can sue the school for the disciplinary action, a Florida court has ruled. Lawyers are hailing this as - freedom of speech ruling.

By:AGENCIES
| Updated on: Feb 16 2010, 17:34 IST

Katherine Evans can take action to expunge the penalty from her school record as well as sue for a 'nominal' fee for violating her First Amendment rights. The honor student, now a university junior, was suspended for 'cyberbullying' after she launched a Facebook page saying an english teacher was 'the worst I've ever had.'

You may be interested in

MobilesTablets Laptops
7% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
28% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
  • Green
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage

"This is an important victory both for Ms Evans and Internet free speech," said Maria Kayanan, Evans' lawyer and associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. 'It upholds the principle that the right to freedom of speech in America does not depend on the technology used to convey opinions and ideas."

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 16 Feb, 16:54 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS