Wash. jury finds paper’s oral sex articles did not invade students’ privacy

A Pierce County, Wash., jury found in favor of the Puyallup School District April 21, establishing that the school’s 2008 student newspaper article about students’ sexual practices and histories was not a violation of those students’ privacy.

In 2008, four students filed suit against the school district, claiming they had not consented to the JagWire printing their names and “private details.” The February 2008 issue included information about named students’ sexual experiences, including intercourse and oral sex.

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