Nursing student successfully challenges dissmissal from school because of Facebook photo

A Kansas college is facing a legal challenge over its dismissal of a nursing student who posted online a photograph of a human placenta studied in class - the WSJ video is embedded above.

The lawsuit includes a letter that Ms. Byrnes wrote to the college apologizing for what she called a "lapse in judgment" but asking that she not be dismissed.

The school said the four students are allowed to reapply to continue their nursing studies in August 2011.

Most reader comments on the story follow this pattern: "I fail to see why this posting should result in dismissal from school. The student broke no confidentiality, and the posting was certainly not obscene."

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