Teen suspended for using term 'illegal aliens' sues his North Carolina high school | 10 May 2024 | A 16-year-old North Carolina student has sued his high school for suspending him after he used the term "illegal aliens" in a question about an assignment. Christian McGhee, who received a three-day suspension for using the phrase last month at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, has accused the school of violating his First Amendment rights in the lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. "Aside from the obvious fact that his words had nothing to do with race, his speech was protected under the First Amendment: he asked his teacher a question that was factual and nonthreatening, and officials could not have reasonably forecast that his question would cause substantial School disruption," the suit said.

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