Parent sues Tulsa Public Schools, Twitter in social media harrassment case

The mother of a Tulsa High school student is suing the school district and social media giant Twitter, as well as two students and their parents.

Court documents filed Friday allege that two Booker T. Washington students affiliated with the girls basketball team grabbed the plaintiff's daughter while she changed clothes in the locker room.

The suit then accuses one of the defendant's of holding the girl while another took pictures of her in her underwear despite her protests.

The students then uploaded the images to Twitter, which were then re-tweeted by "numerous" other classmates, according to the documents.

When told about the incident, Tulsa Public Schools reportedly opted not to take action. A Booker T. Washington assistant principal even said the complaint needed to be dropped to avoid harm to the school's image, the suit states.

The suit accuses the district of negligence.

Tulsa Public Schools is not commenting on the case.

The two students are accused of intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil assault, civil battery and invasion of privacy. The students' parents are also facing accusations of negligence.

The suit also accuses Twitter, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

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