A lesson we learned a long time ago was you shouldn’t text message something you don’t want others to read—trust us. But what is on your cell phone is private, which is why the American Civil Liberties Union blasted Louisville’s Monarch High for reading and transcribing students’ texts. More than a dozen students reported having cell phones taken and text messages read during seemingly routine run-ins with security. The school says it acted within its rights. The ACLU says laws were broken. Boulder Valley schools backed up Monarch.
What’s Next: District officials are reconsidering text-reading policy. We hope they figure out privacy wins in this case.