Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School Case Study

Students do not "shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate," the Supreme Court famously said that in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. However, in the digital age, the formal request of Tinker has been very complicated by the fact that the schoolhouse gate is no longer restricted in certain categories to a brick-and-mortar structure, but may it now be a student 's home computer, tablet, or cell phone. In recent years, the number of social media and technology has provided people who teach others and people who support a policy alike with challenges concerning the legal rule made and protected by authority of student behavior, speech, and facial expressions, and whether the famous Tinker declaration stays …show more content…
Five high school students seeked an authoritative warning or order under 42 U. S. C. & 1983 to keep school officials from punishing or rebuking someone formally for disobeying the school district 's dress code. The impaired or disabled dress code banned students from wearing black armbands to make a statement or action expressing disapproval to the Vietnam War.
In a school system of more than 18,000 students, only five were suspended for disobeying the dress code. The Supreme Court noted that the armbands did not interrupt "the work of the schools or any class," neither were there any "threats or acts of violence on an occupied school building." Additionally, the school system did not formally forbid wearing "all symbols of political or giving rise the quality of being worthy of attention or importance." Therefore, the rule maintained by the authorities sole purpose was to put an end to the students ' Vietnam disagreement
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In Kowalski v. Berkeley County Schools. The Fourth Circuit state as a fact the practice of training people to obey rules force to be accepted or put in place on student Kara Kowalski, who, in the privacy of her own home and with the use of her personal computer, created a discussion group Web page on MySpace.com that subject to showing contempt and feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration language or behavior a fellow student, Shay N. The Web page, which included pictures, claimed that Shay N. had any of a group of viral diseases caused by herpes viruses. Upon learning of the Web page, Shay decided not to attend classes because she was uncomfortable. Kowalski received an out-of-school suspension and was keep something from happening from joining in certain school social

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