Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Web Site Erases Message Boards.

Byline: Tara King Journal Staff Writer

The creator of the Web site has pulled controversial message boards designed to let Belen and Los Lunas middle school students rant about each other and teachers.

T.C. Johnston, of San Diego, said Tuesday he pulled the message boards when it became apparent they were no longer being used for fun.

"It wasn't fun anymore," Johnston said. "I made my point that there was a freedom of speech issue here, and then I pulled the pages."

The message boards were being used by several middle school students to make vicious comments, upsetting students, parents and administrators.

Monday night, Johnston posted a letter called, "Free Speech in New Mexico, or as Bugs Bunny would say, 'I must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque. …

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