LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Five former students are suing a school district and their high school principal, who was fired after being accused of uploading nude images from confiscated cellphones.
Lawyers for the women say former LaRue County High School Principal Stephen Kyle Goodlett and the Kentucky county's school district violated protections against unreasonable search and seizure and violated Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education.
Goodlett, who was fired last October, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges stemming from uploaded nude images of one student whose cellphone he confiscated. He has pleaded not guilty to 63 state child porn charges.
LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders and Goodlett's attorney in the federal criminal case didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.