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High school shuts down student paper

The San Mateo Daily Journal reports that the principal of Carlmont High School in Belmont has shut down the student newspaper saying it needs more supervision. The move came after the paper printed a satirical story by one student about his own sexiness.

The paper, the Scots Express, is published by a journalism club and does not have a faculty advisor. The paper is funded by ads the students sell on their own, although Principal Andrea Jenoff says some money comes from the school’s site council. The editor, Alex Zhang, also sits on the site council and wasn’t aware of any money the council gave to his paper.

According to the Daily Journal, Zhang and Jack Dooley, who wrote the satire piece, were called into the principal’s office on Monday and were told that the paper would be canceled due to its content.

As the Journal reported:

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