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Administration’s social media ban incites free speech concerns
According to Assistant Principal and Student Activities Coordinator William Blair, administration enforced a social media ban on campaigning for the 2017 ASB election due to harmful and unsafe social media use during the 2016 ASB elections. As a result of the ban, students cited concerns regarding their inability to publicize their campaign platforms, and some said that social media is a beneficial campaign tool. California Education Code guarantees public school students the right to freedom of speech and press unless “substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school” can be proved. Blair said that last year’s ASB election warranted the ban because of a disciplinary case which involved students who made posts that targeted their opponents in ways that were “inappropriate,” including Read More