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Unformatted text preview: AD LDSP 752 MONDAY, FEB 21, 2011 SCHOOL LAW STEVE K IRCHER ASSIGNMENT #1 BRIEF #2 –CYBER BULLYING, CHAPTER 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SNYDER vs BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL D ISTR ICT Argued June 2, 2009. -- February 04, 2010 FACTS OF T HE CASE: In this case, the Plaintiff (referred to as J.S., or Snyder) was a middle school student (represented by her parents) who created a personal profile page from her home computer after school hours on MySpace.com, a social networking site. She placed a picture of the principal of her school on the site and claimed he was a pedophile and a sex addict. The profile created quite a stir among the students and staff of the school. After a few days, the principal found out who was responsible and suspended J.S. for ten days, stating she had violated the school’s discipline code as well as the school district’s copyright policy. J.S. and her parents filed suit against the district (Defendant), claiming that the principal and school district was prohibited from disciplining a student’s out-of-school conduct as long as the conduct didn’t cause a disruption of school. By disciplining J.S., the district had violated her First Amendment right to free speech. Additionally, the Plaintiff alleged that the suspension violated the parents’ rights to determine how best to raise, discipline and educate their child as guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment....
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- Spring '11
- Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution