Kenneth Starr will take the side of an Alaska school board against a student who displayed a banner that said: "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" off schoo
December 3, 2006

Kenneth Starr will take the side of an Alaska school board against a student who displayed a banner that said: "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" off school property.

Frederick was suspended in 2002 after he unfurled the 14-foot-long banner -- a reference to marijuana use -- just outside school grounds as the Olympic torch relay moved through the Alaskan capital headed for the Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Even though Frederick was standing on a public sidewalk, school officials argue that he and other students were participating in a school-sponsored event. They had been let out of classes and were accompanied by their teachers.

Principal Deborah Morse ordered the 18-year-old senior to take down the sign, but he refused. That led to a 10-day suspension for violating a school policy by promoting illegal drug use. (h/t Joe)

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