This case involves a high-school senior who did not like his school principal. The student decided to play a prank on the principal. The student used his grandmother’s computer to sign on to Myspace.com and created a parody profile of the principal. The student put up a photograph of the principal that he had copied from his school’s website. The student also used many derogatory statements about the principal including statements that the principal was a “big freak” and that he was “too drunk to remember the date of his birthday.” Word of the prank spread quickly through the school and three more students at the school created vulgar profiles of the principal on Myspace, and another student was allegedly so encouraged that he attempted to hack past numerous encrypted firewalls in the school to obtain sensitive information on the principal. When the principal learned about the Myspace profile, he suspended the student from school and placed him in the school’s Alternative Curriculum Education program, alleging his actions were equivalent to illegal violations of computer privacy like hacking and spyware use. The student was prohibited from participating in extracurricular activities and was also prohibited from attending his graduation ceremony due to the cyber bullying incident. The student sued the school claiming that the punishment he received violated his First Amendment right of free speech, and claiming his actions had not come anywhere near to the standard which qualified spyware and hacking as illegal internet activities; the school leveled a counter-suit against the teen in juvenile court.