North Carolina-- The state of North Carolina is about to make history when a new law starts on December 1 and the ACLU is opposing the new law.
The state's 2012 School Violence Prevention Act will mean criminal sanctions on public school students who use computers with the "intent to intimidate or torment" school employees.
The ACLU said to day in a news release they oppose the law because it is too broad and threatens to chill students' free speech. They also think the law sets a bad precedent in that it tells students they are wrong to criticize publc officials and it could lead to criminal punishment.
North Carolina will be the first state in the country to charge public school students.
Other laws starting December 1 include:
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