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Ind. adviser sues, claims retaliation for not prior reviewing student newspaper

Student Press Law Center
Arlington, Va

January 5, 2012

A southeast Indiana journalism adviser sued Greater Clark County Schools on Wednesday, claiming administrators retaliated against her for supporting the First Amendment rights of students.

Kelly Short filed the federal lawsuit two months after the district placed her on suspension in November. Short advised the student newspaper and yearbook at Jeffersonville High School, along the Indiana-Kentucky border near Louisville. She has been a teacher there since 1994.

Dan Canon, Short’s attorney, said administrators suspended her “pending an investigation into some very vague allegations about mismanagement of the yearbook, some of which supposedly happened in 2008.”

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