Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Hell' Site Owner Won't Pull Plug.

Byline: Tara King Journal Staff Writer

Attorney Says Page for N.M. Students a Free-Speech Issue

The creator of a Web site that features a message board used by some Belen Middle School students to trash each other says he won't pull the page.

T.C. Johnston,, a 36-year-old San Diego attorney, said in a phone interview Wednesday that he considered pulling the page on his Web site,, but changed his mind after the site became the target of school administrators.

"I will fight for the freedom of speech," he said. "And this is not even my freedom of speech, which compels me even more" to keep the message board up and running.

He created the site and a message board as a place for him and his friends to post satirical material. …

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