A 13-year-old Florida girl who was jailed for nearly two weeks after a classmate threatened their school on social media while pretending to be her is suing the school and Instagram.
Nia Whims, 13, of Pembroke Pines, was accused of threatening to bomb her school in November and was placed in juvenile detention for 11 days. She was exonerated after authorities discovered the threats had been made by a classmate who posed as Nia.
On Wednesday, the teenager and her mother, Lezlie-Ann Davis, announced their lawsuit against Renaissance Charter School, Instagram and its parent company Meta.
They are demanding a minimum of $30,000 in addition to costs and attorney’s fees. The family is also planning to add the Pembroke Pines Police Department to the suit.
Nia and her mother argue that the…
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