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Judge asked to stop student suspension over note about rape


October 23, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine — A high school activist’s comment about rape posted on a bathroom mirror represents constitutionally protected free speech — and punishing her would discourage young victims from coming forward, an attorney said Monday.

The sticky note that proclaimed “There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is” aimed to call attention to the unaddressed problem of sexual assaults, said Emma Bond from the American Civil Liberties of Maine.


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