The US Supreme Court has SLOTXO ruled in favour of a teenager who was kicked off her school cheerleading squad over a profane social media post. In an 8-1 ruling, it concluded that the Mahanoy Area School District had violated Brandi Levy's freedom of speech under the First Amendment. The justices were asked to consider whether public schools had the ability to regulate off-campus speech. The case affects free speech rights for millions of American school students. Ms Levy, now an 18-year-old college student, was previously a member of the junior varsity cheerleading squad at Mahanoy Area High School in Pennsylvania. In May 2017, when she was 14, Ms Levy made a Snapchat post after an unsuccessful try-out for the school's varsity team. She uploaded it while at a convenience store in Mahanoy City. The post featured a picture of her and a friend raising their middle fingers, with a profanity-laden caption voicing her displeasure at cheerleading, school, softball and "everything." In another post, she questioned another girl's selection to the cheerleading squad. The post was screenshotted by a friend and shown to another pupil, who was the daughter of one of the cheerleading coaches. As punishment, Mahanoy Area High School coaches kicked Ms Levy off the cheerleading squad for a year.