Student kicked off football team for writing a poem
One teen found out the hard way that his creative writing could have dire consequences.
16-year-old Nick Andre was assigned a project in English class where he had to write about something that made him angry.
As he was on his high school football team that had a 1-7 record, he wrote a poem about the team entitled “Stupid” that criticized the coach and other players on the team.
In response, the school kicked him off the football team and suspended him for four days.
Do you think that was an unfair response?
FoxyVixen on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:57 am
They’re not saying he can’t say what he did. They’re simply saying there are consequences. He still has his freedom of speech. It would have been an infringement of his rights if they censored his poem. You can go around saying whatever. No one can stop you from saying racists, bigoted, hateful things but you CAN lose privileges due to it, such as your spot on the football team or jobs.
Krisdiaz on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 7:48 am
That’s unconstitutional. He could sue the school if he wanted to
brendon_aussie_boy on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:49 am
ononokusu on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:04 am
He has every right to voice his opinion. They infringed upon his right to free speech. This is unconstitutional.
Shes_A_Bronx_Girl on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm
amendment rights? guess not.