A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

April 3rd, 2002 • Quill Archives
Threat of censorship has ‘chilling effect’

Back in November, the Omaha Central High School Register was in a lot of trouble. Our principal, Dr. Gary Thompson, took offense to several of the stories in the October issue of the student paper. Specifically, he took issue with a story about methamphetamine use by students and another story about a varsity football player who had a fairly lucrative season – despite the fact that he wasn’t eligible for play.