I've just come across yet another case that calls into question just how involved a school should be when it comes to disciplining cyber bullying. A student in Florida is suing her former principal after she was suspended back in 2007 for creating a Facebook criticizing one of her teachers. The page, which was up only for a few days, had current and past students commenting on the teacher's abilities, some for and some against.
Two months later, the student, Katherine Evans, was called into her principal's office where she faced a 3 day suspension. However, Evans says this was a breech of her First Amendment right to freedom of speech and is seeking out a nominal fee.
Was the school right in punishing Evans for her use of Facebook as a means of cyber bullying, or does freedom of speech outweigh this case of censorship?
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