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School Teacher Sues Students Over Bogus MySpace Page

San Antonio Express-News (
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:26:49 -0500

A high school assistant principal is suing two students and their
parents, alleging the teens set up a Web page on in her name
and posted obscene comments and pictures.

Anna Draker, an assistant principal at Clark High School, is claiming
defamation, libel, negligence and negligent supervision over the page
on the popular free-access Web site.

Draker claims two 16-year-olds, a junior and a sophomore, created the
page using her name and picture and wrote it as through Draker herself
had posted the information, according to Draker's attorney, Murphy

Draker found out in April that someone had created a page on
MySpace. It had been up about a month before she discovered it.

The site falsely identified Draker as a lesbian. Klasing said Draker,
who is married and has small children, was "devastated." removed the page when Draker told them it wasn't hers.

One of the students also is facing criminal felony charges.

Bexar County Assistant District Attorney Jill Mata would not release
information about the case, but confirmed that juvenile charges are
pending against a local high school student involving retaliation and
fraudulent use of identifying information. Both are third-degree

Draker is suing for an unspecified amount for damages for emotional
distress, mental anguish, lost wages and court costs.

Information from: San Antonio Express-News,

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.

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