Here’s another one of those incidents that some will use to justify banning students from blogging or any other form of web publishing.
This week, a California middle school student was taken out of class and questioned by the Secret Service for posting words and pictures “threatening” the President on her MySpace page.
Her parents and others are justifiably upset over the heavy-handed way that the agents handled the situation.
However, it seems the girl did learn a few things about both responsible blogging and her free speech rights as a citizen.
Julia Wilson plans to post a new MySpace.com page, this one devoted to organizing other students to protest the Iraq war.
“I decided today I think I will because it (the questioning) went too far,” she said.
On the other hand, why wasn’t she being taught these things in school?