The Washington Post recently featured the two Herriman High School students who published a story for their student newspaper that was later taken down by the school.
As the Deseret News reported, two student journalists cried censorship when the school’s newspaper website was disabled after they published two stories that alleged an inappropriate relationship between a former teacher and student.
The article disappeared from the students’ website, which was later taken down by the school.
The students later published the story on their own website, called The Telegram, which cost them $34 to buy, according to the Washington Post. They asked their friends to help design the website
“It’s not completely surprising,” student Connor Spahr, 18, told the Post about the story being taken down from the school paper's website. “Throughout our investigative process, interviewing vice principals and others, it’s all been sort of closed off, they’ve been very distant from us.”
Read more about the students at The Washington Post.
The school administration said they planned to review the students’ investigation before the article could be republished on the student newspaper's website, according to the Deseret News.
"The students, in their tenacity, posted the story that they had written, and when the administration found that, they called me early in the morning and told me to delete that story and also to disable the site," said Alex Sousa, the paper's adviser, to the Deseret News.