Minor children do not have the same constitutionally-protected rights as do ordinary adult citizens. Parents and other authority figures can make rules for children that may have the effect of restricting, for example, young peoples’ freedom of speech or religious exercise. School officials often act as authority figures in the lives of young people. Because they are government actors, the actions of public school officials may be limited by Bill of Rights protections to some extent.
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Source: ABC 7 New York
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