School District Agrees to Clear Student’s Record

Freedom of Expression & Religion | Student and Youth Rights

Description:

Officials at a Poudre School District elementary school agreed to expunge a 6th grade student's disciplinary file after she was suspended from school for the creation of a website that insulted some of her classmates. The website was not created or accessed during school hours, had no connection to any school activity, and did not cause any in-school disruption. ACLU Staff Attorney, Taylor Pendergrass, wrote a letter arguing that the school had no right to punish a student for protected speech made entirely off-campus.


Attorneys:

Taylor Pendergrass , ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney



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