NBC-17 on Free Speech Lawsuit Against St. Augustine’s College

July 11, 2011

As FIRE announced on Friday, St. Augustine’s College (SAC) graduate Roman Caple has filed a lawsuit against his alma mater because SAC banned him from participating in its graduation ceremonies due to a "negative" Facebook post he wrote. Raleigh’s NBC network affiliate, NBC-17, picked up the news of Caple’s lawsuit over the weekend.

Torch readers can view the short video piece below:

NBC-17 notes that Caple was eventually provided with his cap and gown for graduation, but not until after the ceremony. This, unfortunately, is only one of the many insults that SAC and its leadership meted out against Roman Caple and against SAC’s promises of free speech for students. 

Learn more about this case here.

Schools:  St. Augustine’s University

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