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3/8/2005

ACLU Backs Ousted Teen Editor

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/08/2005 @ 9:20 am

Ann Long, editor of a high school newspaper in Fullerton, CA, was removed from her post after publishing an article about the closet/uncloset delimma of three fellow students. The ACLU has stepped in.

According to the LA Times, school officials have offered several excuses for firing long: “They first accused her of violating a state law that prohibits asking students about their sexuality without parents’ consent. Officials instead admonished Long for breaking widely held journalist standards and for allegedly ignoring orders from her teacher to obtain permission from the parents mentioned in the article.”

ACLU Backs Student Editor, LA Times

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