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Minnesota teen wins $70K in social media settlement

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A Facebook post that landed a Minnesota teen in big trouble with school administrators is now paying off to the tune of $70,000 dollars, and it was the school that had to fork over the cash.

In 2011, sixth-grader Riley Stratton wrote on her Facebook page that she hated her teacher's aide.

According to court papers, once word spread, the student was forced to turn over her Facebook and email account information to administrators.

Riley's attorney claimed that's when her rights were violated.

CNN contributed to this report


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