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Cussing Cheerleader Case Needs Supreme Court Review, School Says

Sept. 2, 2020, 2:45 PM

A Pennsylvania school district wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that it violated a high school student’s constitutional rights by suspending her for cussing over social media about her thwarted bid to become a cheerleader.

Mahanoy Area School District didn’t trample the free speech rights of a student by punishing her for off-campus speech, the district says in a petition for certiorari docketed Tuesday.

The student, referred to as B.L., posted a picture of herself and a friend on Snapchat making an obscene gesture with the comment, “f*ck cheer,” after she didn’t make the squad.

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