School’s Punishment Runs Afoul of First Amendment Freedoms Online: J.C. v. Beverly Hills Unified School District

By |2019-03-15T17:03:13-04:00January 8th, 2010|Blog|

Schools that dish out draconian punishments to students who are mean to each other online (aka cyberbullying) risk running afoul of the First Amendment. Beverly Vista School, a K-8 school in the Beverly Hills Unified School District, learned this lesson via a November 2009 court ruling, where the federal district court for the Central District of California found that administrators [...]