Q: My 17 - year old son is being targeted by the School Resource Officer. Can they question him without a parent present?
Many events they are asking about occur outside of school hours or property. Neither his father nor I are ever called or informed that this is happening. We are not sure if we need to intervene or let it continue. My son is only a junior, so he is potentially looking at another whole year of this. They have NEVER found him doing anything wrong. He has never been suspended or even given detention, yet I hear from people that work in the school that he is considered one of the "problem" kids. What can we do?
A: It depends on the facts at play here. They can typically speak with students without parental permission each time, but if they're harassing him without cause, that's a different story. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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