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Short Take: Student gets settlement in Net free speech case

A student who insulted his band teacher on his Web site will get $30,000 from the school district, according to the Associated Press. The student of Westlake High School in Cleveland, Ohio, was suspended for the remarks. In return for the settlement, the student, Sean O'Brien, dropped a lawsuit claiming the school board violated his First Amendment right to free speech.

A student who insulted his band teacher on his Web site will get $30,000 from the school district, according to the Associated Press. The student of Westlake High School in Cleveland, Ohio, was suspended for the remarks. In return for the settlement, the student, Sean O'Brien, dropped a lawsuit claiming the school board violated his First Amendment right to free speech.