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ACLU files lawsuit against high school district, principal


Last updated 11/27/2008 at Noon

On November 10, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) and Rod King, principal of Fallbrook High School, on behalf of six individuals – five students and one teacher – claiming their First Amendment rights were violated because a story and an editorial prepared for the school newspaper were not allowed to be published.

In addition, the suit claims that FUHSD and King wrongly cancelled the journalism class for the 2008-2009 school year and removed the teacher as advisor without a “constitutionally appropriate” r...

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