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Graduate Avery Doninger shakes Principal Karissa Niehoff’s hand (Ken Krayeske photo)

BURLINGTON—Free speech poster child Avery Doninger graduated from Burlington’s Lewis Mills High School on Friday, but Principal Karissa Niehoff apparently continues to hold an authoritarian grasp over students’ Internet activities.

In a stuffy, hot packed gymnasium, among the flower print dresses, the high heels, and the state cops with the German Shepherd, Doninger’s conspicuous absence from the commencement program as class secretary seemed small compared to the privacy concerns that loomed large, especially in the minds of parents like John Talarski.

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