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Towson University

Towson University reverses course on police report

Towson University reverses course on police report

Towson University reversed a recent decision to redact a student's identity from a campus police report after learning that student privacy rights don't extend to college police.

University police officials cited federal law last month in redacting from a police report the name of a student charged with assaulting another student who was wearing a Donald Trump campaign hat.

They cited the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, which affords a certain amount of privacy for students' educational records, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

For students younger than 18, FERPA spells out how parents can access their child's records. For...

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