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No charges in Minnesota student tweet case

February 21, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor's office says no charges will be filed in the case of a high school student suspended over a tweet about a teacher.

The Hennepin County Attorney's office said Friday there is insufficient evidence of a criminal offense.

Reid Sagehorn, an honor roll student and football team captain at Rogers High School, was suspended until April 22 because of the tweet.

Sagehorn was suspended after he responded to an anonymous website post that said he was seen kissing a female gym teacher, according to the teen's father. The younger Sagehorn tweeted "Actually, yes," in response to the rumor post, which his father said was meant to be sarcastic.

Elk River Area School District Superintendent Mark Bezek has said Sagehorn violated the district's code of conduct for social media.

 
 

 

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