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Lawsuit: Expelled Arkansas student's free speech violated


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says a northwest Arkansas school district violated a student's right to free speech when expelling him for posting a photo of himself on social media holding a firearm.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that attorneys filed the lawsuit late last month on behalf of Jessica McKinney, the student's mother. The lawsuit identifies the student only as "K.P."

The lawsuit alleges the Huntsville High School junior posted an Instagram photo of himself wearing a trench coat and holding an assault rifle. The photo came 10 days after the Florida school sh...

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