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In the first case involving application of the federal campus crime reporting laws enacted last fall, a Missouri judge ruled on January 26 that Southwest Missouri State University was required to open certain student disciplinary records to the public. Three days after the ruling, the university released the names of five students who had been found guilty in campus judicial proceedings of violent or sexual offenses.
It's not just publications about sex, drugs and rock and roll that pit students against school officials
Three bills designed to protect the
high school student press from censorship died this year in Connecticut,
Missouri and Illinois.
A Woodland High School student who was suspended
for creating a Web page critical of his high school settled his case against
the school in July.
Thieves stole 6,000 copies of the student newspaper at the University of Missouri at Columbia — half of the Sept. 7 press run.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed
a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of a high school student
who was suspended for a comment he made about school violence
on an Internet discussion board.
Student reporters at a Missouri community college were surprised to receive an
e-mail from the board president demanding they not print an article in
A former Farmington High School student is suing the school district claiming that officials violated his First Amendment rights when he was not allowed to wear clothing with the Confederate flag.
MISSOURI -- A federal district court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by three high school students who were punished for wearing Confederate symbols to school.
MISSOURI -- After a brief hiatus, Ozarks Technical Community College’s student newspaper will resume publication with a promise from college president Hal Higdon to remain “hands off” regarding editorial content.
A column about the Jena Six case in Louisiana might have led to the theft of thousands of issues of the University of Central Missouri’s The Muleskinner, the newspaper’s managing editor said Tuesday.
A high school sophomore who was suspended for
taking photos of his teacher during class and posting the pictures online lost
the first round of his lawsuit against the school district Dec. 11, when a federal judge refused to lift the student's suspension early.
A longtime adviser to Saint Louis University's
student newspaper, The University News, may no longer enter the
paper's newsroom, university Provost Joe Weixlmann ordered Tuesday.
Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation today that
aims to fight cyber-bullying by updating the state's current harassment and stalking laws to include communication
over the Internet and through other electronic means.
Administrators at Missouri Southern State
University in Joplin have launched an investigation to decide whether Derek
Skaggs,* student enrollment director, violated the Chart, the student
newspaper,staff's First Amendment rights after he banned the paper
from a career fair for a story about declining enrollment.
Administrators at Farmington High School in St. Louis, Mo., were justified in suspending students for wearing clothing depicting the Confederate flag, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week.
MISSOURI -- Timberland High School Principal Winston Rogers is
refusing to give the editors of the student newspaper an explanation for why he
required replacement of a story in the second issue of their paper that included
ads and an article about tattoos.
After requiring the removal of an article
and editorial about tattoos from the student newspaper of Timberland High
School in Wentzville, Mo., Principal Winston Rogers is now insisting the staff remove all
previously approved tattoo ads, for which they have a full-year
A Missouri student photojournalist has been given a chance to have all charges dismissed after being cited for his conduct while photographing a fire.
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 and
the resignation of journalism adviser, Cathy McCandless, at the Wentzville
school board meeting on March 18.