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Op-Ed: Boy’s Suspension from Colorado School Good Decision

By Barbara Sowell     Sep 23, 2008 in Politics
Although I’m not a supporter of Barack Obama, I have to agree with a Colorado school for suspending Daxx Dalton, a fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colo.
He wore a homemade shirt that read: “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.”
According to the article at Fox News, when given the opportunity to turn the shirt inside out or face suspension, Dalton chose suspension. That’s his right. But the school should reserve the right to review any situation that interrupts the learning environment! They did the right thing.
According to the First Amendment Center:
Though public school students do possess First Amendment freedoms, the courts allow school officials to regulate certain types of student expression. For example, school officials may prohibit speech that substantially disrupts the school environment or that invades the rights of others. Many courts have held that school officials can restrict student speech that is lewd.
What do you think?
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