The students who work on The Clarion — the student news website at Riverside-Brookfield High School — were none too pleased with the school administration’s decision to pull the plug on an online candidate forum that the The Clarion staff was planning to live blog. They’re no happier with the administration’s explanation for the decision either.

Today, The Clarion published a extensive story about the plan for the online forum and the administration’s reaction. The student news operation says it was censored by the administration by not allowing the forum to proceed, and even got an opinion to that effect by the executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C., which helped Clarion staff draft a letter to the administration protesting their decision.

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