Here in the beautiful West, here in California, a student ditched school to participate in last spring's immigration rallies. He was disciplined by the school.
That discipline is why he killed himself--or so says his suicide note. And now the school district is in federal court.
I'd say "only in California", but I have a nasty feeling this could happen many places in the US. The EdWonks (see blogroll at right) rightly recommend watching this case closely.