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April 9, 2007

Principal Sues Students Over Fake MySpace Pages

Eric W, Trosch is a high school principal in Hermitage, PA.  Four former students put up fake MySpace pages in his name that listed him as having very un-principal like habits with pot, beer, and students.  He sued claiming libel.  The students say it's parody.  One wrinkle in the case is the discipline for one of the students which got him suspended and placed in an alternative learning situation.  The student sued, unsuccessfully to this point, but that litigation lives. Thin-skinned authority figure or students crossing the line?  It's hard to tell from the press reports.

More details are in Digitalmediawire, ABC News, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

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