"ACLU Defends Student Who Called Teacher 'Douche Bag' on Facebook"
By Peter Jamison
January 31, 2011
Facts and excerpts (see news article cited directly above):
- Fact: The school suspended the student for cyberbullying.
- Excerpt: The American Civil Liberties Union wrote a letter to school officials asserting that disciplining a student for exercising free speech, so long as the speech isn't wreaking havoc with school functions, is an unconstitutional act.
- Fact: After the school received the letter from the ACLU, the school erased the suspension from the student's record.
- Know your rights so that you can defend yourself against abuse of power.