Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article

(Source: MGN Online)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website.

A spokesman for the Springdale School District said Tuesday the Har-ber Herald could republish its months-long investigation into the transfer of six football players to a rival high school. The article alleged the students transferred for athletic, not academic reasons, which would violate district policy.

Springdale instructed the Herald to remove the article from its website Nov. 2, three days after students published the investigation.

In a Nov. 27 letter, Har-ber principal Paul Griep Herald instructed the paper's adviser not to publish without prior administrative review. The district also said it was reviewing existing rules and would establish new protocols for student publications.

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