School to adopt new policy after accused of censorship
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school district says it will adopt a new policy in line with a state law aimed at protecting student journalists after students accused the Burlington High School of censoring a recent school newspaper article.
Last week the principal asked the students to take down a story they broke on the student newspaper website about a school employee facing unprofessional conduct charges.
They took the story down on Tuesday and later vowed to fight the school’s action based on the new law. The principal said Thursday that the students could repost the story since the story had appeared in other media.
The school district announced Saturday that it will adopt a new policy consistent with the provisions of the law.