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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Wilton High School free speech scandal hits the networks

I don't think Principal Canty ever imagine his idiotic decision to censor students rights to free speech would generate all this media attention.

From this morning's Good Morning America.

In a small Connecticut town, a big controversy erupted when a principal canceled a play written by high school students about the war in Iraq.

Theatre students at Wilton High School in Wilton, Conn., fear they'll never perform their play "Voices in Conflict," which they developed from first-person stories of soldiers serving in Iraq.

"We thought it would be a good way to inform students in an unbiased way what was going on with the war and open their eyes," Wilton senior Afton Fleming told "Good Morning America Weekend Edition.

Senior Seth Koproski said the play is not about politics.

"We didn't want to spew propaganda," Koproski said. "We wanted to create a discussion."
Show your support and sign the student's guestbook.

Major tip to the great Scarce for the clip