Maine family sues in over school honor code

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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The parents of a Maine high school student who was suspended from her lacrosse team because of an online photo showing her with a beer are challenging the constitutionality of the school’s honor code.

They sued this week in federal court over the 16-year-old girl’s three-week team suspension.

Lawyer Michael Waxman says the honor code for extracurricular activities allows a school to monitor and discipline 24-7. He said Friday he’s not comfortable “with the school intruding into my home life or my kids’ home life.”

The family is seeking an injunction to let the girl play while the matter makes its way through the courts. Yarmouth School Committee Chairman David Ray tells the Portland Press Herald that students are never happy about being punished.

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