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Should high school principals have the right to censor student newspapers?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 6, 2003

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“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.”


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