Should high school principals have the right to censor student newspapers?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 6, 2003
“Definitely not. The Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines says that students do not shed their constitutional rights at schoolhouse gates, and I think principals should be held to that.”
“I’d say they do, at the high school level. At that age, a lot of them are still really vulnerable to things.”
“I just graduated, and our newspaper got really censored this year, and I really didn’t think it was fair. So I don’t think they should be able to.”
“I guess if it is deemed offensive, then they should.”