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Custodian sues over alleged civil rights violation

November 16, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA — A former custodian is suing the Penn Hills School District for allegedly violating her civil rights, according to the Pittsburg Tribune-Review.

Diane Coglio, 46, claims she was forced to resign her custodial position after school officials illegally searched her cell phone, the article stated.

According to the article, officials allegedly found text messages containing racial slurs.

Coglio is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, the article noted.

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