Do Cleveland County college students have freedom of speech on Facebook?

October 18, 2011

SHELBY — Cleveland Community College says a western North Carolina man kicked off his college campus for a controversial Facebook posting would have violated CCC’s code of conduct if he were a student here.

Marc Bechtol, a student at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, was removed from CVCC last week, then later readmitted as a student, after he criticized the school’s relationship with a debit card that doubles as a student ID...

Schools: Catawba Valley Community College Cases: Catawba Valley Community College: Student Banned from Campus after Protesting College’s Deal with Debit Card Company on Facebook