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A federal court in California ruled that a former school district superintendent and the former principal of a high school are not entitled to qualified immunity on a group of students’ Fourteenth Amendment, state-created danger claim relating to actions taken in response to “racist and derogatory” Instagram posts the students were associated with.

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‘Liking’ Racist Posts Merits Students’ Suspension, Judge Rules

A federal judge Wednesday found a Bay Area High School properly disciplined most of the students embroiled in a racist Instagram posting scandal that compared black classmates to gorillas, and referred to nooses and lynchings — even if some of the students merely “liked” the posts.

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Judge Wrestles With School’s Handling of Racial Cyberbullying

A federal judge said Thursday that a Bay Area high school may have been within its rights to discipline students who liked and commented on racists images posted to a private Instagram account, although he expressed doubts over the severity of the punishments.

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