Frequently asked questions about the federal campus crime reporting law.
CALIFORNIA -- After publishing a picture of a Hispanic\nman's arrest on the front page of its Oct.
\nTEXAS -- The Midland Independent School District has become\nembroiled in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a student\nwho was suspended, placed in an alternative school and barred\nfrom attending his own graduation -- all because he refused to\napologize for a picture he had in his closet at home.
\nMICHIGAN -- A community college professor is back in the classroom\nafter a federal judge issued an injunction in September blocking\nthe school from suspending him for using crude language.
\nINDIANA -- Sixteen Greenwood High School students were arrested\nin September for vandalizing the car of a classmate who wrote\na column in the school newspaper criticizing the football team.\n
Several of the students charged in the incident were members\nof the football team.
Across the country, at least nine college student publications\nhave been hit by newspaper thefts since September.
\nCALIFORNIA -- Student journalists are resisting a mandate\nfrom the Oakland Unified School District to print a message in\ntheir high school newspapers stating the district's compliance\nwith federal nondiscrimination rules, pointing to a California\nlaw that prohibits school officials from dictating the content\nof student publications.
\nThe former editor of the Auburn University student newspaper who\nwas threatened with removal because of her paper's critical coverage\nof a university trustee has received the 1999 Scholastic Press\nFreedom Award.
The award, sponsored by the Student Press Law Center and the\nNational Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press,\nis given each year to the high school or college student journalist\nor student news medium that has demonstrated outstanding support\nfor the free press rights of students.
Lee Davidson, the 1998-99 editor of The Auburn Plainsman, who\nis now a reporter for the Mobile Register, accepted the award\nbefore an audience of hundreds of college journalists and advisers\nat the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers national\nconvention in Atlanta on Nov.
COLORADO -- Denver police arrested a student journalist\nin September as he tried to take a photo of a friend being handcuffed\nduring the chaotic aftermath of a football game between Colorado\nState and the University of Colorado.
\nMISSOURI -- A 15-year-old high school student filed suit against\nher school district and former principal in August, saying the\nschool's distribution policy for independent publications violates\nstudents' right to free expression.