N.C. criminalizes students’ online slams against teachers

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North Carolina has passed a law making it a crime for students to post statements via the Internet to “intimidate or torment” facility, according to an article on wsj.com.

If convicted under the law, students could be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished with fines of as much as $1,000 and/or probation.

According to the article, critics say the law could discourage students from venting or expressing other less inflammatory feelings.

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