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Exploring Student Free Speech Rights And Twitter

Photo: Prachatai via Flickr

Photo: Prachatai via Flickr

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon raised serious concerns over the suspension of about 20 high school students in Salem who were disciplined for retweeting. The objectionable tweet named a specific McKay High School teacher, and accused her of flirting with students.

The tweets in question were posted by a twitter account, called @SalemConfessions. Individuals email the account manager and the messages are then posted anonymously. Similar anonymous twitter accounts have surfaced in Clark County, Washington.


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