Cynthia A. Augello

Cynthia A. Augello

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Facebook Post Lands Teacher in Hot Water

On January 18, 2015, two South Hills High School teachers were arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with students at the beach. According to the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, one of the teachers, Melody...more

2/9/2015 - Adverse Employment Action Facebook First Amendment Protected Activity Public Schools Sexual Abuse Teachers

English Teacher’s Blog Post Ruled As Unprotected Speech

A Pennsylvania District Court dismissed teacher Natalie Munroe’s violation of free speech claim against the Central Bucks School District. Ms. Munroe accused the School District and some administrators for violating her free...more

8/12/2014 - Blogs First Amendment Hiring & Firing School Districts Teachers

Bullying: Slowly But Surely, the Law Recognizes an Age-Old Problem

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your child from an alleged school bully? A mother in Santa Rosa, California may very well have pushed the limits of good parenting in attempts to protect her daughter earlier...more

7/11/2014 - Bullying First Amendment Public Schools

Hitler A Part Of The Justice League?

As part of a long-standing tradition, freshman art students at Thailand’s premier Chulalongkorn University designed a mural for the graduating class....more

7/29/2013 - Artists First Amendment Student Speech Students Universities

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets And The First Amendment – Revisited

In February 2012 we discussed the turmoil that had erupted at schools across the country as students donned breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan “I (Heart) Boobies”. The bracelets were quickly banned after school...more

3/7/2013 - Dress Codes First Amendment Free Speech Public Schools

Teacher’s Comments About The First Lady Land Him In Hot Water

Bob Grisham, an Alabama high school teacher, has been suspended for 10 days without pay as a result of making comments referencing the first lady’s posterior. Grisham’s remarks including referring to the first lady as “fat...more

2/28/2013 - First Amendment Free Speech Public Schools School Suspension Teachers

Elvis Presley Song Lyrics Causing Trouble In 2013?

Elvis Presley certainly stirred up controversy in the 1950s but who would have thought that his songs would create an uproar in 2013. A Utah school district nearly canceled a production of “All Shook Up” after finding that...more

1/16/2013 - First Amendment Free Speech School-Sponsored Speech Student Speech Students

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