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Student Accuses High School Of Blocking Conservative Websites (Connecticut)
WTIC-FM ^ | June 18, 2014

Posted on 06/18/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

WOODBURY, Conn. – A high school student claims that a firewall is blocking conservative websites at his school.

Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School, discovered that he couldn’t get on the National Rifle Association’s website while on campus as he was doing research for a classroom debate on gun control in May.

“So, I went over to the other side,” Lampart told WTIC. “And I went over on sites such as Moms Demand Action or Newtown Action Alliance and I could get on these websites but not the others.”

The 18-year-old decided to investigate further by broadening his search terms to political parties in Connecticut.

“I immediately found out that the State Democrat website was unblocked but the State GOP website was blocked,” Lampart said.

The student took it a step further and looked at websits focusing on abortion issues and religion. He discovered that “right-to-life” groups were blocked by the firewall but that Planned Parenthood and Pro-Choice America weren’t.

Lampart even tried to explore websites like Christianity.com and the Vatican’s site but they were both blocked. However, Islam-guide.com was not blocked.

“They’re trying to, in my opinion, shelter us from what’s actually going on around the country and around the world by blocking these web sites,” Lampart explained. “It should be the other way around. The websites should be unblocked so that students can get different viewpoints from different sides of each argument.”

The superintendent of Woodbury schools was notified by Lampart, but nothing was done to fix the problem after a week. He decided to take his concerns to the Board of Education on Monday.

“It’s not a joking matter in terms of having access to both sides of an issue,” Board Chairman John Chapman told WTIC.

“The Board appreciated hearing the comments from Andrew and agree that he has raised an important issue that warrants further investigation,” Chapman explained.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: connecticut; education; internet; liberals

1 posted on 06/18/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember your in Connecticut ,it’s not a Democracy ,it’s Police State


2 posted on 06/18/2014 5:44:35 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re not biased.

If you racist, sexist, homophobic, teabaggers were smarter you’d know that.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 5:44:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wow.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 5:45:30 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmarking.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 5:46:01 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” A high school student claims that a firewall is blocking conservative websites at his school.”
_________________________________________________
It’s the Communist way, don’tcha know?


6 posted on 06/18/2014 5:49:23 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So again, the biggest enemy to freedom is the public school system.
No wonder “Watter’s World” on Fox can always find stunningly ignorant
young people to interview, no matter how much money is spent on their
shoddy education.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Tzimisce

For what it’s worth ... Touche!


8 posted on 06/18/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just, Wow.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 5:55:38 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know for a fact that the WPAFB Air Force Base blocks most responses to forums, but not the democraticunderground. I know because I lurk there. (at lunch)


10 posted on 06/18/2014 5:57:31 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Local people should have control of their schools.

Period.

That, to me, is an essential Conservative position. LESS GOVERNMENT. Better schools.

11 posted on 06/18/2014 5:58:48 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: RadiationRomeo

I kind of suspect that the Air Force is the “left wing” of the American military ...


12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:00:12 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: molson209

Kids should not be surfing the internet at school. No wonder our education system is so bad. What do this do? Allow the teachers an hour off while the kids surf the net?


13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:07:14 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fascist book burners of the left unite!


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:09:40 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those leftists are a spiteful and hateful little bunch aren't they.

Someone should tell those students that todays rebellion is to go against
the leftist agenda and become Christians who own guns and marry the opposite sex.

15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:11:46 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: RadiationRomeo

Not just WPAFB - probably the whole AFNET.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:15:52 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: napscoordinator

“Andrew Lampart ... discovered that he couldn’t get on the National Rifle Association’s website while on campus as he was doing research for a classroom debate on gun control”

That sounds like a legitimate use of the internet at school.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:17:42 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: Gil4

Your right.....reading the article would have helped....Sorry.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...and yet FReepers STILL send their kids to public schools.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For CT people the debate is over, and the left wins it all!


20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:23 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy


21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:46:16 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Tzimisce
“We’re not biased.
If you racist, sexist, homophobic, teabaggers were smarter you’d know that.”

Spot on!

22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:15:37 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Finny

I know it is in the Canadian military.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:49 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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>> He discovered that “right-to-life” groups were blocked

To the Left, it’s a radical notion to speak out against butchering nascent, human life,


24 posted on 06/19/2014 12:44:18 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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