Sullivan County BOE joins social media lawsuit
The Sullivan County Board of Education voted Thursday night to join a lawsuit against social media companies. The county was invited to join the lawsuit, which was filed by another Tennessee school district against Meta, TikTok, Snapchat, and others. The lawsuit was filed over the “countless hours” school districts are having to spend addressing issues stemming from social media. Director of Schools Chuck Carter said that joining the lawsuit would benefit students if it ultimately leads to new rules being put in place. There are no costs for joining the litigation as attorney’s fees would be deducted from each school district’s cut of the awarded amount if the lawsuit is resolved in their favor.