Whether it is gun control, foreign policy, or any other topic, students have a right to freedom of speech and may participate in free speech activities while on school campus. Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Cmty. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969). Students may exercise these rights as long as their conduct is not disruptive to the education process, obscene, lewd, libelous, slanderous, and does not incite students to destroy property or inflict injury upon any person.
The guidance and resources provided on this page are intended to assist schools in supporting students’ rights to free speech while maintaining a safe environment.