MSNBC to Interview Student Barred from Graduation Ceremonies Due to ‘Negative’ Facebook Post

June 2, 2011

UPDATE: The interview has been postponed.

Roman Caple, a 2011 graduate of Saint Augustine’s College (SAC) in North Carolina, is scheduled to appear on MSNBC with his attorney sometime between 10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT on Friday. They will be discussing how SAC violated its own promises of free speech and due process when it refused to allow Caple to participate in any graduation ceremonies due to a comment he posted on Facebook about how the college was handling its recovery from tornado damage. FIRE has been advocating for Caple’s rights in this sad case.

Schools:  St. Augustine’s University

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