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A federal judge refused a school board member/legislative candidate’s request to dismiss a complaint from a school bus driver who was fired after she called the woman’s children bullies in an online post, as bullying is a subject of public interest, and the way a candidate handles it n her own family may have some bearing on the candidate's character.

HARTFORD  — A federal judge refused to dismiss claims from a school bus driver who was fired after she made an online post where she said the children of a school board member were bullies. The board member ran for legislative office, and the ruling says her handling of bullying in her own family could bear on her character since the issue is a subject of public interest.

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