Brownsburg school employees file suit over school’s social media policy

A pair of cafeteria workers with the Brownsburg Community Schools has filed a lawsuit alongside the ACLU after being disciplined for opinions they expressed on Facebook. The suit argues that the schools social media policy violates the first amendment and is illegal. Tina Gracey and Brenda Farnsworth filed the lawsuits as both were told by the school they would be subject to termination if they kept posting online. Officials with the Indiana ACLU say that the school corporation cannot justify their policy, and cannot justify efforts to “silence its workers’ speech on issues of public interest and concern.”

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