NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Students at a Jewish high school for girls in Brooklyn have been ordered to delete their Facebook profiles for allegedly violating school policy.
Beis Rivkah High School president Benzion Stock said students signed a contract and knew they weren’t supposed to be on the social networking site.
“In religious communities they don’t want anybody to have the Internet, especially not Facebook,” Stock told 1010 WINS. “They all knew about it before, they were warned about it, they were told about it, they were taught about it and some girls ignored it.”
The ban has apparently been in effect for two years.
Stock said having a Facebook account violates a religious code of modesty.
“It’s not a modest thing for a religious Jewish man or woman to be on,” Stock said.
According to CrownHeights.info, students in the 11th grade with Facebook accounts were taken out of class and told to delete their accounts and pay a $100 fine or face expulsion.
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