Is there speech infringement in schools? Does it violate our first amendment*?
Well to start off, speech infringement in simpler terms is: When a higher authority( i.e. schools, parents, etc.) controls what you say that is distasteful to them. This could mean a number of things to a student. We might not be allowed to sing music out loud, state our truthful opinions, or get us in trouble if something "slips".
We all have heard the profanities being thrown, most of us have thrown them as well, but has it ever affected anyone? Well that is where schools can take charge and censor us. They, in most cases, can not hamper our right to free speech, but when what we say offends someone it has dire consequences. If a student goes to a higher authority (teacher, principal, etc.) and complains of verbal harassment, those accused get into very deep trouble. A school's job is to make a safe learning environment and if a student has there's violated you can get: anywhere from detentions, to suspensions, and even expulsion. No matter who you are and where you're from the punishments are all the same. The latter of the punishments are if the words said were a threat of bodily harm to another.
We have to be most careful with what we say in front of teachers. They only need to hear it whispered to take offense and send us to the office. It may seem annoying, but it’s their right as a teacher trying to teach. The school censorship does help us learn to cope with the real world in that, if we say something offensive outside of school we won't be protected from the one offended.