Bridgewater-Rartitan High School, in Bridgewater, N.J. earned notoriety this morning following news that students had initiated an on-campus “fight club”and then posted videos of fights on Facebook.  School officials have taken disciplinary action against those who allegedly engaged in the fights, but acknowledged that it has no jurisdiction over Facebook activity.   It is true that the long reach of the arm does not stretch to conduct outside of school (and presumably the posts were created off-campus after school hours) but perhaps this is an instance where the law should be changed.  Does the fact that students are posting violent crimes that occurred on school property during schools hours create enough of a nexus to justify school regulation?  Or, should the First Amendment, and presumably good parenting regulate how the student conducts him or herself outside of school?

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