An appeals court has decided it will rehear the case of a former Mississippi student whom school officials punished for posting online a profanity-filled rap alleging two school employees had inappropriate contact with other students.
An appeals court has reversed a district court’s 2012 decision that found a school district could suspend a student who uploaded to the internet a profanity-filled rap song alleging two staff members had inappropriate contact with students.
Afederal judge sided with school officials Thursday in a free speech lawsuitbrought by a student disciplined for posting a song on Facebook and YouTube.
A high school student is suing his schoolboard, superintendent and principal after he was suspended for recording a rapsong off campus that referenced allegations of inappropriate behavior bycoaches with female students.
Itawamba Agricultural High School newspaper editors have agreed to stop threatening the school with a lawsuit challenging the principal, who named himself editor in chief of the paper more than two years ago.
In an unusual twist to the issue of high school censorship, principal Pete McMurry of Itawamba Agricultural High School has named himself editor in chief of the student newspaper after students sought to include a political cartoon in the paper last spring.