Can I be punished for fighting censorship at my school?

Q: Can I be punished for fighting censorship at my school?

A:  You cannot be punished for speaking out and expressing views opposing those of school officials unless you break laws or school rules in how you choose to fight the censorship. For example, if you organized or participated in a protest that included walking out of class in response to censorship of the school newspaper, you could be punished for failing to return to class or for creating a physical event that interfered with the normal operation of the school day. But if you haven’t disrupted the school day, broken school rules, or broken the law, you cannot be punished for simply expressing your opinions. 

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