Q: Can school administrator suspend a student for fighting another student off of school property /outside of school hours?
My daughter came home from school, dropped of her backpack then went out with a friend. At that time she ran into another girl who threatened to beat my daughter up the night before. There was a verbal exchange followed by physical contact. The following day the asst principal served my daughter with a 5 day out of school suspension siting that he was able to impose disciplinary actions for the fight pursuant to 6A:16-7.5.
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