Downingtown schools lift Internet filter that blocked informational LGBT sites

    Less than two months after the Vineland School District did the same, the Downingtown Area School District has lifted an Internet filter that blocked information LGBT websites.

    The Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union chapter sent a letter to the school in early April asking that the filters be taken down so students could have access to educational information.

    District Spokeswoman Patricia McGlone told the West Chester Daily Local the filters were put in place automatically by the company that handles the District’s network security, and were unknown to officials.

    The company, Lightspeed Systems, says its clients can customize the filters.

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