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Freedom of speech

Suspension raises issue of bullying

Freedom of speech is a founding principle of our country. Freedom of speech also comes with responsibility.
You can’t just say or write anything of course. You can’t yell “fire,” in a crowded theater. You have to be careful not to libel someone’s reputation.
Once upon a time, freedom of speech meant what someone wrote or said.
Now, it apparently crosses over to what you “post,” on the Internet.
A recent case illustrated that point when schools officials suspended a Wichita Heights High senior class president for a “tweet.”
Not something he said or wrote — but something ...


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