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Minnesota Supreme Court backs 'U' Facebook discipline

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Jun 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The state Supreme Court says the University of Minnesota  could discipline a mortuary student over Facebook comments that her instructors found threatening. 
 
The court ruled that the university did not violate Amanda Tatro's free speech  rights.
 
In December 2009, Tatro, then a mortuary science student, wrote on Facebook  that she wanted to use an embalming tool ``to stab a certain someone in the throat.'' 
 
Tatro's grade in her course was changed to failing and she was forced to take a psychological evaluation. 
 
Last summer, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the university's right to  discipline Tatro. Tatro asked the state Supreme Court to review the ruling.
 
The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/L4Xmyk) reports Tatro received her  diploma last November.

 

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