The school has been contacted by several media outlets and is declining to comment.  School officials in Minnesota are generally not allowed to comment on personnel matters under the state’s Data Privacy Act.

The students have started a facebook page.  At last check it had over 1,300 friends.

An online petition has also been set up.

We'll let you know more when we get additional information.   In the meantime, follow #freethorson on twitter and facebook to see what the students are saying.

Despite what you've seen online, Michelle Obama has not yet taken a stand on the controversy.

(I lol'd when I saw that on twitter)

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