Student Journalists Claim Censorship At School Paper
DETROIT (WWJ) – Student journalists at a St. Clair Shores high school are upset over what they claim is censorship of their school newspaper.
Staff members of Lake Shore High School’s publication, The Shoreline, planned a story about child pornography charges against a former substitute teacher who is the husband of an elementary school principal.
The district ordered the story pulled.
In newspapers distributed Thursday, students substituted a black box accompanied by a statement notifying readers an article had been censored by the Lake Shore administration.
The superintendent says the impact the story might have had on the elementary school principal played a role in his decision.