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School Punished Kid for Video, Dad Says

AUBURN, Calif. (CN) - A dad says Roseville Joint Union High School District unfairly threw his son off the Granite Bay High School basketball team because the boy produced a parody video about hip-hop music and the youth drug culture and posted it on Youtube. The boy and his friends did the video on their own time, in the summer, according to the complaint in Placer County Court.

The father wants to see all the email messages, counselors' and basketball records and other items regarding the district's decision to retaliate against his son.

Plaintiff Mike Harris says he asked to see the records documenting "the manner in which the district learned about and reacted to" his son's video. After submitting a written request, he says he was allowed to see his son's cumulative and disciplinary files, but nothing else. Miller wants to see the complete record.

He is represented by Paul Boylan of Davis.

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