First Amendment Rights

Alyssa Hernandez, Reporter

The First Amendment protects students in and out of school. It was adopted on December 15, 1791. Prohibiting Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or petition.

While many people agree with this Amendment, there are certain people who also disagree. One lady stood in front of the white house, protesting “ban all nuclear weapons or have a nice boomsday.”

She wanted to prove a point so she stood there all day and all night According to the movie, they could not tell her to move due to her first amendment rights.

In Minnesota, a student got suspended for a tweet about a teacher. He tweeted “Actually, Yeah” responding to another student.

The school told the parents of this student that if they requested a hearing, they would extend his expulsion to the end of the year.

SPLC: Sagehorns Lawsuit argues the school violated the First and 14th Amendment rights by suspending him for his tweet (First) and his rights of due process by threatening to extend his expulsion.

A protest went on about gay marriage, with the KKK. They had police blocking off anyone against them because the First Amendment rights protects them for their right of speech.

Not even the President of the United States could tell them anything because they do have the right of speech.

The First Amendment is an important part while living in the United States, because it gives us the right of free speech.