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Friday, December 2, 2005

 

Tennessee high school newspaper seized

`Copies of a high school’s student newspaper were seized by administrators because the edition contained stories about birth control and tattoos, stirring a First Amendment debate. [..]

The Oak Leaf’s birth control article listed success rates for different methods and said contraceptives were available from doctors and the local health department. Superintendent Tom Bailey said the article needed to be edited so it would be acceptable for the entire school.

The edition also contained a photo of an unidentified student’s tattoo, and the student had not told her parents about the tattoo, said Superintendent Tom Bailey.’




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