Discipline for online speech can land a school in court

03/14/2008 | ABC News

Students disciplined for speaking their minds on blogs and elsewhere online are increasingly fighting back, claiming First Amendment protections. "It's really important that students' speech rights are clarified and that schools can't reach into your home and discipline your actions outside of school," said Avery Doninger, 17, who was banned from the student council and speaking at her graduation service, after referring to school administrators in a disparaging way in her online journal.

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