Cheerleader sues school, coach for demanding Facebook login

A high school cheerleader claims a coach forced her to give up her Facebook account login information, only to see her account’s contents shared widely with school officials, resulting in extensive disciplinary action, reports Ars Technica — and she’s now suing everyone involved. The lawsuit alleges the cheerleading coach, who is also a teacher at the school, demanded that members of her squad hand over their Facebook login information. According to the suit, the teacher used this information to access the plaintiff’s account, which included a heated discussion of some of the cheerleading squad’s internal politics. That information then was shared widely among school administrators, which resulted in the student receiving various sanctions. The suit alleges that the school’s administration and staff violated the plaintiff’s Constitutional rights to privacy, free speech, and association, and subjected her to cruel and unusual punishment…

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