Families of Live Oak students sue school district over Cinco de Mayo Flag incident

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    Families of Live Oak students sue school district over Cinco de Mayo incident


    The parents of three of the four boys who were sent home from Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo filed a lawsuit today against the Morgan Hill Unified School District, Principal Nick Boden and Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez for violating their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

    "The families are hoping to have their Constitutional rights vindicated," their attorney William J. Becker Jr. said Wednesday by phone.



    MorganHillTimes.com | Families of Live Oak students sue school district over Cinco de Mayo incident
     
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    I knew this was coming and good for t hem, I hope they bankrupt that school and send a message.
     
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    I pray they prevail.
     
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    Bankrupt the school? So you believe this is about money, not about correcting the wrong done to them?
     
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    We correct the wrongs done to people financially in this country IE BP forks over $20B.
     
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    While I think what the school did was completely wrong, all they have to do is convincingly articulate that the kids were somehow causing a distraction to other students. Schools have long been allowed to limit the first amendment rights of students in school.
     
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    I hope they win and take Morgan Hill for millions.
     
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    Funny how our judicial system pretends to put a price on injustices (including medical malpractice suits). Unfortunately, there are no guidelines.
    I say, set common sensical Tort guidelines that put a realistic guideline on settlements that won't injure the taxpayers and consumers, but still give realistically just compensation to the Court decided injured party.
    Otherwise, we just continue to pad trial lawyers pockets that launch the ultra-successful trial lawyers into running for congress or the presidency (like John Edwards who made his money from medical malpractice lawsuits).
    I've said it before and it needs to be said again, Shakespeare got it right and had a clue centuries ago.
    Otherwise, lawyers who become legislators, will continue to break and run our nation into the ground, and the majority, us, will continue to pay, and pay, and pay, irrespective of our founding principles.
     
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    BP is forking over 20Billion to clean up the oil mess and to reemburse people who have lost their livelyhood. You want a public school district to go broke because of what mess to be cleaned up, who has lost their livelyhood?

    BTW..the girl in Mississippi suing over the prom is asking ONE DOLLAR in compensation. Just a comparison here.

    But you apparently are thinking money only.
     
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    So you too want this to be about the money.


    BTW. Did you even know that the school district apologized almost immediately to the students and parents and said that the principal of the HS was out of line in what he did?
     

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