The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sent letters to school administrators throughout the state as a preemptive strike against harsh punishments and criminal charges against students for non-threatening internet postings and cell-phone use, reports the Youngstown Vindicator. Instead, the civil-liberties group is urging school officials to consider ways to educate teens about safe and respectful use of new communications technologies and to refrain from issuing discipline when students’ actions are conducted after school and away from classrooms. “What a student does on his or her own time in the context of speech isn’t something that the school can...

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