A U.S. federal court has ruled that a school overstepped its authority in disciplining a student for information he posted on his social networking site.
Hickory High School senior Justin Layshock used his grandmother's computer to create a parody profile of a teacher. But when school officials learned of it, they imposed a ten-day suspension and banned him from extracurricular activities and from participating in graduation ceremonies. But John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute is defending Layshock's privacy.
'What this says is state officials, which public school teachers...and school officials [are], can't come into your home [or] your computer and tell you what you can and can't say,' he explains.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011