High court passes on appeals involving students' Internet speech

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of three cases involving students' free-speech rights on the Internet. Two cases involved Pennsylvania students who had posted mockeries of their school principals on the Internet, while another case involved a West Virginia student who had ridiculed a peer online. In the Pennsylvania cases, lower courts ruled the Internet speech did not constitute substantial disruptions at school. However, in the West Virginia case, lower courts supported the school district's decision to discipline the student.

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