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California court rules for student in Cyberbullying decision

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For now, at least, school officials lost another round in the battle over punishing students for outside school use of the Internet and “Cyberbullying.”

According in an article in the Los Angeles Times, A California federal judge said a middle school had gone too far in punishing a student for immature and hurtful comments.

“To allow the school to cast this wide a net and suspend a student simply because another student takes offense to their speech, without any evidence that such speech caused a substantial disruption of the school’s activities, runs afoul” of the law, U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson wrote in a 60-page opinion, according to the Times article.

The article summarized several other decisions and cases. The article also reported the school district has appealed the decision.

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