A federal judge has ruled that a Michigan school district violated a student's rights to free speech and due process when it suspended him for posting "intimidation and threats" on the internet, proving once again that schools face a slippery slope when trying to discipline students for web site postings that occur outside of school.

The Waterford School District should not have suspended the student in August 2001 for contributing to "Satan's web page," U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan ruled last week.

School officials were concerned by content that


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