Thursday, March 22, 2018

Student suspended for "disrespectful" call to Congressman's office

A student from Reno is saying his civil liberties were violated after he was suspended from his high school after calling Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei, reported Politico.
Noah Christiansen called his congressman’s office last week while students across the country walked out of classes in support of gun control, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
In response, Amodei’s office called McQueen High School, where Christiansen is a junior, to report “offensive, disrespectful and vulgar comments,” which led to his suspension.
“It was quite sad to recognize that people think that students’ opinion don’t matter and they feel the need to retaliate against them,” Christiansen told the newspaper.
In response, the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Amodei’s office criticizing attempts to restrict Christiansen’s First Amendment rights.
“As a member of Congress, you have sworn to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, and you should know that people have the right to criticize government officials, even if they use colorful language,” the letter said.
Christiansen said he’s hoping for an apology from the congressman, but Amodei said he shouldn’t expect one.
“I’m not apologizing because my guy accurately described what happened in the phone call,” Amodei told the Nevada Independent.
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