Teen fined for school slander

A high school student in canton Vaud has been fined for slander after he spread a malicious rumour that a teacher and a fellow student were having a sexual affair.

When the teacher heard the rumours, he quickly took legal action – as did lawyers acting for the slandered student. 

When the teen accused of starting the story was in court – he told the judges that it was ‘only a joke’.

He was fined CHF 400 with a further CHF 1,200 suspended for two years. He also has to pay court costs. 

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