Case Study: Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School

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Issue - Kid (Taylor Bell) made slander, bullying, video of Coaches at Itawamba County School District. Rule - The court ruled the school district in favor and held that the sanctions imposed by a high school on a student who engaged in off-campus cyberbullying of two teacher-coaches did not violate the free speech rights of the student because such harassment satisfied the “substantial disruption” standard for restricting student speech established by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1969 decision Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. Analysis - At home, using his own computer hardware and software, Taylor Bell, a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School (Mississippi) posted for public viewing on Facebook and YouTube

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