Nursing student wins Facebook placenta photo case against JCCC

Matt Campbell reports:

Doyle Byrnes has every intention of resuming her nursing studies after a federal judge overturned her dismissal from the program for posting a photo of a human placenta on Facebook.

The judge on Thursday shot down every argument, legal and otherwise, that Johnson County Community College had used to justify its ousting of Byrnes last fall, preventing her from graduating on schedule in May.

Read more in the Kansas City Star

While I think I actually appreciate the school’s concern about image or how the public might be fearful of how privacy is treated, I think this is a good decision. It was – and should have remained – a teachable moment. How many lives would have been forever altered if one student had not had the determination and resources to actually take the college to court?

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