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Minnesota School Sued After Administrator Claims "Right to Censor" Student Speech

Student was prohibited from handing out pro-life material on her own time, even though teachers often encourage activism

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A Minnesota school is facing a federal lawsuit after one of its officials made the claim that the school has the right to "censor" students' speech without violating their free-speech rights.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed the lawsuit after the director of the Nova Classical Academy stated that "public schools have every right to prohibit student speech." That statement came after an incident in February when a sixth-grade student and her friends were told they could no longer hand out leaflets reading "Save the baby humans. Stop abortion" – even if their fellow students requested them.