ACLU asks about Huntsville schools' social media policies

Published: Jun. 24, 2014 at 8:27 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:26 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know if Huntsville City Schools is snooping on students.

The group published an open letter (PDF) to Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski Tuesday, which includes a public records request for information on any disciplinary actions taken against students based on their social media activities.

The ACLU said other schools around the country are punishing students for comments made on social media critical of schools, even if the comments are made after school hours on private property.

There is no indication of any specific complaints against Huntsville City Schools at the present time.

Tuesday afternoon, WAFF also mailed a public records request for the same information. We will keep you updated on how the district responds.

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