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Negative Facebook Post Gets Student Barred From Commencement

June 1, 2011

A student has been barred from commencement in part because of comments he made on the Facebook page of Saint Augustine’s College, in North Carolina. The penalty has raised the ire of a national civil-liberties group.

The apparent offending comment—a “negative social-media exchange,” as the college put it—concerned Saint Augustine’s handling of recovery from tornado damage...

Schools: St. Augustine’s University Cases: Saint Augustine’s College: Student Prohibited from Walking at Graduation Due to Facebook Post