Q: Can the principal of my school suspend me for a social media post on my private account during non-school hours? A: Probably not, but there is reason to be cautious about this type of behavior. There was a time when the line between on- and off-campus activities was clear. And generally so was the law.… Continue reading Can I be suspended for a social media post?
A case that began with a series of Facebook posts and reached a court ruling that challenged First Amendment protections for students on social media is now making its way to the Supreme Court.
The association has asked students and coaches to refrain from chanting "unsportsmanlike" jeers during school games. A student athlete was suspended for five games for tweeting a criticism of the guidelines.
The former high school student who tweeted "Actually yeah" in response to an anonymous charge that he had made out with a female teacher will receive hundreds of thousands in a federal court settlement.
The court ruled that the University of Kansas overreached when it expelled a student for posting profane tweets about his ex-girlfriend while under a no-contact order. The university had also cited Title IX.
The federal judge wrote that the student, who was threatened with expulsion over a sarcastic two-word tweet, had a plausible argument that his school district violated his First and 14th Amendment rights.
A judge ruled this month to let proceed a lawsuit from a former Nevada high school basketball player who was suspended and then forced to switch schools after posting a series of tweets off-campus.