Brighton (TN) – A trio of Brighton, Tennessee, high school students are suing the school district for $3 million after they were disciplined for a MySpace prank.
Christopher Barnett, Kevin Black and Gary Moses created a MySpace profile page and pretended to be their school’s assistant principal. The page was taken down after three days, but this wasn’t enough for the school district. Barnett was expelled, while Black and Moses are now on probation.
The boys’ parents believe the district overreacted and think the disciplinary actions could harm their kids’ college chances. The parents have now banded together in a $3 million dollar suit against the Tipton County Board of Education.