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Reversing district court decision, appeals court rules in favor of former Mississippi student punished for posting rap song online

(12/12/14 6:50pm)

An appeals court has reversed a district court’s 2012 decision that found a school district could suspend a student who uploaded to the internet a profanity-filled rap song alleging two staff members had inappropriate contact with students.

Miss. bill could allow schools to punish students for off-campus social media posts

(01/28/15 4:02pm)

The bill would make it a misdemeanor if students post to social media to “intimidate or torment” another student or school employee. The bill would also criminalize statements — even if they are true — that are intended or are likely to provoke a third party to stalk or harass a student or school employee.