School forces teen to hand over Facebook password, she is now $70K richer
MINNEWASKA, Minn. – A teen girl said her school forced her to hand over her Facebook password and she said it was against her Constitutional rights.
Others agreed; she was just awarded $70,000 in damages, according to Daily Mail.
The now 15-year-old Riley Stratton was in the sixth grade when she made a Facebook post stating she didn’t like a hall monitor because “she was mean.”
Stratton said school officials forced her to give them her Facebook password so they could check her messages.
She said they also punished her with in-school suspension.
The Daily Mail reported Stratton filed a lawsuit claiming the district violated her Constitutional rights and she won $70,000 in damages.
The school district also agreed to rewrite its policies.