The New York University Journal of Law and Liberty’s Law and Liberty Bulletin blog has an overview of the split among federal circuit courts concerning school regulation of off-campus student speech. The Supreme Court of the United States denied certioriari earlier this year in three cases that together might have settled the issue. An excerpt:
[D]iscordant rulings have left school administrators in a confounded state, not knowing whether they can respond to off-campus student speech made online addressing school officials or students. As the principal in the [one of the cases] exclaimed, "If it happens again, what do I do?"
We would suggest not censoring your students. Check out the full post here. Kudos to my former journal for examining this important issue!