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Case Against Brownsburg Lunch Ladies Dismissed
Updated September 2, 2016 7:28 AM
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(BROWNSBURG) - Two lunch ladies who fought for their right to free speech said they found justice Thursday.

After being written up for a social media post, the Brownsburg Schools Corporation employees took on the district.

Yesterday, the case had been dismissed. It was the moment Tina Gracey and Brenda Farnsworth said they were waiting for.

"I wouldn't say we didn't cry over it," they said. "We did cry over it."

The year-long battle started when the two friends, neighbors and lunch ladies spoke out against a pair of school referendums.

"It was something that was placed on the ballot for us to vote on, within our community, that was going to affect our wallets," the woman said.

They went on Facebook to voice their opinions, but those opinions led to reprimands from the school district for violating its social media policy.

That's when they took a stand and the battle ensued via litigation.

On Thursday, the women said their punishments had been rescinded and the corporate social media policy changed and clarified.

"I think it is awesome," the women said.

The pair said they hope their success empowers other employees to stand up for themselves.



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