School Fines Students For Having Facebook

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An all-girls Jewish school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is getting backlash after fining students who had a Facebook account.

Administrators at Beth Rivkah High School said 11th graders were found to have Facebook accounts, which is against school policy.

"All the girls signed a contract at the beginning of the year that they aren't allowed to have Facebook," said Benzion Stock, the director of school.

Stock said the school principal approached the junior students and offered them an ultiminatum. To pay $100 dollars and take it off or keep it up and get suspended.

"They have a certain punishment. They will get the money back at the end of the year," said Stock.

Stock said the crackdown on Facebook was meant to stop students from breaking school code and to restore the Jewish Orthodox code of morality.

will have a certain punishment which they will get back at the end of the year 100 dollars, yes 100 dollars

Benzion says the crackdown was meant to stop students from breaking school code and restore Jewish Orthodox code of morality.

"It's a regular school rule. They need to obey rules," said Benzion.

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