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Student reporter gets $8,000 FOIA bill from school district

The Freedom Of Information Act is not free – a high school journalist submitted a FOIA request and got a bill for nearly $8,000.

It was a tough lesson for budding journalist Chris Robbins who wasn't going to let that bill stop him from getting the truth.

Robbins didn't think it would be so hard to get the information.

"No, definitely not," he said.

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