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The ACLU of New Jersey is taking a local high school to task after two students were suspended after posting photos of legally owned guns on a weekend while away from school.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court Wednesday against the Lacey Township School District and school administrators in both their official and individual capacities, alleges the teens had their constitutionally protected First Amendment rights violated by the suspension.

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As detailed in court documents, one of the boys posted pictures of the two seniors on a Saturday range outing with family, far away from school grounds, to Snapchat. Most of the images were uncaptioned while one was labeled with a reference to a “zombie apocalypse” and another said, “hot stuff.” When the boys returned to class on Monday, they were suspended by administrators who said the pictures would cause a disruption, even though the nature of Snapchat is that the platform deletes images after 24 hours. Prior to the suspensions, neither of the youth had been disciplined in the past by school officials for anything more than being tardy on a...
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