ALBANY, Calif. (KTVU) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Albany High School properly disciplined most of the students involved in the scandal over racial posts on social media.
Nine students sued the school district because they were suspended in connection with the posts.
The controversy started in March, when administrators found out about racist images, posted on a student's private Instagram account. They included nooses drawn around the necks of African-American students.
The students who sued the district claimed their free speech rights were violated.
But the U.S. District Court Judge James Donato ruled that the school district was within its rights to discipline the students, because of the turmoil the posts created at the school.