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Michigan lawmakers contact teacher's aide in legal battle over Facebook

March 29, 2012|By Kelli Stopczynski | WSBT TV

A local teacher’s aide who refused to let the school district she works for access her Facebook page says she’s received an outpouring of support since we first reported her story Wednesday.

Hester said Michigan State Representative Matt Lori (R – Constantine) contacted her Thursday morning. She added that he expressed interest in including her story in House Bill 5523. If passed, the legislation would make it illegal for employers to ask employees for social media login information. 

Hester posted a picture of a co worker on her private Facebook page last April. But when the Lewis Cass Intermediate superintendent asked Hester to let him see her page, she said no.

She’s now in a legal battle with the school district over the matter.

The superintendent did not break any laws by asking for that information. Michigan is one of several states pushing for legislation that would make it illegal. 

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The school district told WSBT they have no comment on the matter.

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