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Facebook lawsuit settled: Minnewaska Area agrees to update student privacy policies to address electronic media

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WILLMAR — A lawsuit that alleged a former Minnewaska Area student’s free speech and privacy rights were violated has been settled.


The lawsuit filed in 2012 alleged that Riley Stratton was punished unfairly for comments posted to her Facebook page — with detention and later in-school suspension — and that she was forced to turn over passwords to her Facebook and email accounts.

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Susan Lunneborg
Susan Lunneborg is news editor of the West Central Tribune. She joined the staff in Willmar in 1999 and has been a newspaper journalist for nearly 20 yearsShe can be reached directly at the email linked here, but for the most timely response, please send news releases to the Tribune's general news email:
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