Student Banned from Campus for Facebook Post Makes MSNBC and More

October 17, 2011

In case you missed it last week, all charges against the Catawba Valley Community College student who was banned from campus for a Facebook post have been dropped, and he is free to step foot again on the school’s North Carolina campus. The absurd case alarmed a significant number of free speech supporters and media outlets, resulting in a quick victory for student Marc Bechtol. FIRE remains concerned about the unconstitutional policy used to punish Bechtol’s protected speech, which is still on the books at CVCC.

In addition to the multitude of coverage the case received last week, it also has been picked up by MSNBC’s The Red Tape Chronicles, NBC Universal, and a few others:

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