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School can suspend student for MySpace parody

5 years ago February 04, 2010 Feb 4, 2010 Thursday, February 04 2010 Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:12:03 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

A federal appeals court says students in Pennsylvania can be disciplined for creating MySpace parodies of school leaders- but only if they are likely to disrupt classes. The case involves a teen who wrote a sexually-explicit parody of her principal on her MySpace page that she wrote at home.  The three judge panel says the school could expect the posting to be disruptive.  Similar free-speech cases have sprung up across the country with mixed rulings.

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