Most students and parents planning to address ongoing issues of censorship and the resignation of journalism adviser Cathy McCandless at Timberland High School were prevented from speaking at the Wentzville School District board meeting yesterday.
Fed up with months of prior review and censorship,staff members of Timberland High School's The Wolf's Howl, students,parents and community members plan to speak out against restrictive policies andthe resignation of journalism adviser, Cathy McCandless, at the Wentzvilleschool board meeting on March 18.
Students were ordered to pull back copies of Timberland High School's student newspaper The Wolf's Howl because of an imageof a student's ankle tattooed with a cancer-support ribbon and name of a studentwho passed away from the disease.
After requiring the removal of an articleand editorial about tattoos from the student newspaper of Timberland HighSchool in Wentzville, Mo., Principal Winston Rogers is now insisting the staff remove allpreviously approved tattoo ads, for which they have a full-yearcontract.
MISSOURI -- Timberland High School Principal Winston Rogers isrefusing to give the editors of the student newspaper an explanation for why herequired replacement of a story in the second issue of their paper that includedads and an article about tattoos.