Black Armbands In Schools

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In 1965 three students, John F. Tinker- 15 years old, Christopher Eckhardt- 16 years old, Mary Beth Tinker- 13-year-old, were suspend for wearing black armbands that supported hostilities in Vietnam and a truce. These three teens attended school through the Des Moines Independent School District. Parents of these student stood up and claimed a violation of their First Amendment right of freedom of speech. The armbands were an agreed about activity by a group of adult and students that meet in early December. Although the school of John and Christopher adopted a policy against the arm bands on December 14th, the students still wear them and were suspended on December 16th. Out of the 1800 students that attended this district only a few wore

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