Should School Surveillance Footage Be Public?

A Utah man sued a school district to force them to release footage of an altercation between his child and another student. He originally sent a public records request, but it was denied. The school used a law called FERPA that blocks the release of educational records of students to deny the request. The district wanted the man to pay $120 to redact the faces of other children in the video and the man refused (he wanted the complete video), so a judge dismissed the case. Now the man is appealing.

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