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      As a journalism teacher let me tell you that good journalism programs in high schools do teach ethics to their students. I can also tell you that if those students were writing an article on such a sensitive matter, I am sure they had adequate guidance from their adviser. As far as a “teacher is behind this”— journalism teachers work hard to teach journalistic integrity, ethics, and responsibility. After that, they turn over control to the students and are there to ADVISE students on the process and point out possible problems. The idea here is for students to have control of a student forum.  If the police or the attorney for the girl’s parents wants to conduct their own investigation, they can. Nobody is stopping them from doing their own research to get these answers. These student journalists are doing the right thing. Anyone who does not understand student press, should read  http://www.splc.org/knowyourrights/legalresearch.asp?id=63 it explains student journalist rights and responsibilities.