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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.
The principal of Stow-Munroe Falls High School is censoring the student newspaper to prevent the publication of an obituary and photograph of a recent student suicide victim, going against the school's traditional practice.
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
The principal of Bellevue East High School will
only allow student editors of the school's newspaper to publish the
drastically edited version of a Q&A with the superintendent of the school
district rather than original report.
The principal of Chattooga High School in Summerville
ordered four consecutive pages be cut out of the 2009 edition of the yearbook
last week because of photographs of shirtless males playing basketball that he
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is
threatening to take legal action against administrators if they continue to
force the censorship of an obituary and photograph of a recently deceased
student in the student newspaper of Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
Staff members of the student newspaper at
Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire were told by school administrators Tuesday
to publish a newspaper composed of only administration-approved content.
Staff members of Stevenson High School's
Statesman attended the school's Board of Education meeting Thursday night
to speak out against the ongoing censorship of their high school
Students were ordered to pull back copies of
Timberland High School's student newspaper The Wolf's Howl because of an image
of a student's ankle tattooed with a cancer-support ribbon and name of a student
who passed away from the disease.
Fallbrook Union High School District in Fallbrook, Calif. -- which censored the student newspaper, The Tomahawk, and then
canceled its journalism program and removed the journalism adviser who fought
the censorship -- has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violation of the
student journalists' free-speech rights.
A public school's authority to discipline students
for what they say or write "must necessarily be limited to the metes and
bounds of school itself," an attorney for a Connecticut student told a
federal appeals court today, during arguments in a First Amendment case
challenging a school's authority to punish speech on an off-campus
The high school that inspired a new Senate bill
ensuring student free press rights for charter schools is now facing a stricter
publication policy, leaving student journalists in a "legal limbo," the paper's adviser said.
After months of controversy with school administrators, 11
staff members--including the top editors--of Stevenson High
School's Statesman resigned from their positions as of Wednesday evening.
The students withdrew from their journalism class, which produces the
Churchill County High School's The Flash will
go forward with publication this Friday, despite a grievance that has been filed
against the Churchill County School District by the teachers' union requesting
the prevention of publication and distribution of a student article included in
Students of Council Rock High School South have
united to form South Students Against Literary and Cinematic Censorship in order
to combat attempts by some parents to limit media use in the curriculum.
Two three-judge panels of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit handed down conflicting opinions today regarding
student on-line speech: One protected a student's right to speak freely
off-campus, the other permitted a school to punish students for doing so.
Administrators confiscated the remaining copies of The Growl at Bettendorf High School last Wednesday because of an article that questioned the consistency of penalties given to student athletes who had violated the school's student conduct policies.
The editor-in-chief of Long Lake Central High School's student newspaper addressed the district school board Feb. 11 about the reason for censoring several articles in the January edition and the halted distribution of the paper to the community.
The editor-in-chief of Lake Central High School's student
newspaper, The Scout, said he felt intimidated when he addressed the
school board Monday night to ask that school officials be forced to return the
papers they confiscated from newsstands last week.
Almost five years after their original First Amendment lawsuit was filed, former members of the Ithaca High School student newspaper are continuing an appeals process in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.