“Threatening” Off Campus Student Speech Held Not Protected

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School, who was disciplined for posting a rap video to Facebook and Youtube, (off campus) which, among other things, “threatened” two coaches, was not protected by the First Amendment.  Bell was suspended for “threatening, harassing, and intimidating” the teachers.

http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/12/12-60264-CV2.pdf