True Threat vs. Protected Speech: Student Discipline & the First Amendment [Teaching & Learning]
Discipline based on student speech is always a complicated and contentious issue, particularly when that speech is or implies a threat. Understanding the protections afforded to student speech and being able to distinguish “true threats” from objectionable but protected speech is more important than ever in this climate of school safety concerns. This session will cover the intersection of speech and student discipline on and off campus, including recent legal developments and common disciplinary mistakes.