School said they support students becoming active in politics
Zane Trace High School received a letter Wednesday from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in response to a student who was asked to leave a school football game because they were registering voters and circulating petitions.
ACLU of Ohio Legal Director James Hardiman said in a press release that "Not only do students have a constitutional right to register voters and circulate petitions at school sponsored events, they should be commended for doing so." "This is exactly the kind of civic engagement schools should be proud of."
The letter also said Zane Trace High School should not discourage students from civic participation. It says that students have a first amendment right to engage in political speech at school sponsored events. School said they support students becoming active in politics.
Zane Trace High School Principal Todd Holdren spoke to Clear Channel News on Wednesday afternoon.
He said the school encourages students to become involved in the political process and its was a great shock to get the letter.
Listen to the full interview here....