A federal judge in Minnesota has allowed a First Amendment and defamation lawsuit filed by a high school student who was suspended over a two-word tweet—“actually yes”—to move forward.
The suit was first filed in June 2014 by Reid Sagehorn, then a high school student at Rogers High School, in Rogers, Minnesota—he sued the Elk River School District, the principal of his former school, and two district officials for violating his constitutional rights. Sagehorn was the captain of the school’s football and basketball teams, and by all accounts had a spotless disciplinary record—save for one parking ticket at the school.
Sagehorn, who declined to comment for this story, is now a student at North Dakota State University.
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