The district court denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment that argued that the defendants had qualified immunity in this suit alleging that the defendants disclosed the sexual orientation of a student during a disciplinary meeting with the student's mother. There is no clearly established law holding that a student in a public secondary school has a privacy right under the Fourteenth Amendment that precludes school officials from discussing with a parent the student's private matters, including matters relating to sexual activity of the student. Such students have no clearly established Fourth Amendment right that bars a student-coach confrontation in a closed and locked room. The district court's judgment is reversed and vacated in part and remanded for dismissal of the federal claims against these individual defendants. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-41359, 05-31-2013.
Wyatt v. Fletcher
June 6, 2013