A tense public battle over content in a Florida high school yearbook was overblown, according to public records obtained by SPLC.
SPLC is deeply concerned about a pattern of censorship threats over LGBTQIA+ content in The Greyhound yearbook at Lyman High School, Florida.
Just a few days after a similar situation at a Missouri high school, the Lyman High School Greyhound yearbook in Florida withstood public public pressure to censor a spread.
When school admin attempted to censor their yearbook and halt distribution, The Greyhound staff contacted SPLC for help and fought back.
Sara Ward from The Greyhound yearbook reflects on her censorship experiences and shares tips on fighting for student press freedom.
The Greyhound Yearbook & reporter Sara Ward, and The Nordic News' Kellen Hoard, Mireya Avalos & Tammi Tran win SPLC's 2022 high school press freedom awards.
Read the full letter SPLC sent to the Seminole County School Board urging them to adopt a new student media publications policy to prevent future censorship in the district.
SPLC commends the Seminole County School Board for rejecting the censorship of the Lyman High School yearbook and compromising with students.
The censorship of the Lyman High School yearbook is an extreme misuse of power by Seminole County Public Schools administrators.