Family files federal suit against local high school
Kansas City attorney Jean Maneke, principal at The Maneke Law Group, represents parents of 17-year-old twin brothers who were suspended from Lee’s Summit North High School for 180 days.
Lee’s Summit North High, in Lee’s Summit R-7 District–the entity being sued–suspended the boys for maintaining an offensive, racist blog.
Maneke’s suit alleges that the twins’ constitutional rights were violated by the groundless suspension.
Maneke claims she does not know the school’s basis for the suspension.
According to Maneke, the twins “don’t have liability for what some third party put on their website, if that’s true.”
The Lee’s Summit Journal reports: According to the Federal Community Decency Act, which Maneke said could come to play in the case, the hosts of websites on which offensive comments are posted are given a level of immunity from liability for such comments until they’ve been given notice of them and had the opportunity to remove them.
From the Lee’s Summit Journal: Parents of suspended twins file federal suit against R-7
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