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FACEBOOK: Suspended Student Sues School

568facebookembeddedprod_affiliate56 It was a Friday night, and Katherine Evans, a senior at Pembroke Pines Charter High, was fed up with her English teacher.

To vent her frustrations, she logged onto Facebook and started typing.

''Ms. Sarah Phelps is the worst teacher I've ever met!'' she wrote. ``To those select students who have had the displeasure of having Ms. Sarah Phelps, or simply knowing her and her insane antics: Here is the place to express your feelings of hatred.''

Two months later, Evans -- an honors student with no disciplinary problems -- was suspended for three days for cyberbullying and disruptive behavior, pulled out of her Advanced Placement classes and ''forced into lesser-weighted honors classes,'' according to a federal lawsuit filed on her behalf this week by the American Civil Liberties

Facebook face-off: Student, suspended for blog rant, sues

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