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Teen Wins $70K in Facebook Settlement

 
Teen Wins $70K in Facebook Settlement

A Minnesota teen has won a settlement after her Facebook account was unlawfully searched by her school administrators. Riley Stratton was chatting with a friend online, and posted some not-so-nice things about a teacher's aide. School officials found out about her comments--which were made at home, on her personal computer and internet connection--and got the police involved. They were able to get her Facebook password, and access to her Facebook emails and chat messages.

Here's where it gets crazy: the school told police that Riley's parents had given them permission to go through her accounts, when in reality, they had not. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) god wind of the case, they took it to court.

Riley and her family have been awarded a $70,000 settlement from the school board for invasion of privacy and violation of her Constitutional rights.

What do you think? Agree with the settlement, or think the search was totally justified?

[Full story from FOX News]

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