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The articles that were written in the high school newspaper Spectrum were blatant stories of misconduct amongst the students When a student walks on the school ground their parents place the responsibility of what they see and hear in the hands of the principal In this case Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier what the students wrote in his newspaper was what he thought was inappropriate for the eyes of his students The principal did the right thing because he is liable for what is written within his school In the case Miller v the State of California the court states states have the a legitimate interest in prohibiting dissemination or exhibition of obscene material However this holds true only when there is a significant danger of offending the sensibilities of unwilling recipients or exposure to juveniles Which without a doubt relates to these students because they are juveniles Therefore stories about sex birth control and divorce would be considered obscene to the majority of the student body As well as being obscene the stories taken from the newspaper would have caused a disruption in the educational process and presented a discipline problem especially amongst the younger students The case of Tinker v Des Moines School District showed an example where the school banned students from wearing black arm bands protesting the Vietnam war The course decision says that the district court dismisses the case on the grounds that the school board had acted constitutional and reasonably in an attempt to maintain discipline and avoid disruption in the educational process In Tinker v Des Moines School District they limited the students speech because of the affects it would have on the student body Such as in Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier the principal excluded the two pages of the school newspaper because of the affect it would have on the student body because the younger students would disrupt class and make jokes about
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