they were taken on summer vacation but posted on myspace. someone got ahold of those photos and the school principal saw them and the school punished the girls. what's the next step? the girls and aclu will sue the school. joining us to talk about it, ashleigh banfield, the host of open court and also lisa bloom, legal analyst for our sister network, cnn and attorney as well. they were originally banned from sports for a year suspensions reduced, will miss a quarter of the volleyball season in exchange for an apology and counseling. i think they got it right, hopefully they got the message and learned something and won't do it again. >> i certainly hope they learned something from this. the school is only one step in their journey of life. these digital records last forever and anyone who wants to hire them will look at these on their facebook pages there. is a legal argument different than your gut reaction. the issue is this is a public school. if this was a private school, no-brainer, the school could have done anything they wanted regard
and part of this policy deals with employees using social networking sites like facebook, myspace. here it is. talking about inappropriate personal information such as but not limited to provocative photographs, sexually explicit messages, use of alcohol. i guess that's what they're talking about. it goes on and talks about drugs or anything students are prohibited from doing. must understand if students, parents, or other employees obtain access to such information their case will be investigated by the school. we wonder if there was an investigation. and the district and if warranted will be disciplined up to and including termination for the severity of the offense. was it that severe? we'll take your calls on this one. 1-877-tell-hln.
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