Santa Rosa, CA asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Education Law and Juvenile Law for California

Q: I live in California and my son got stabbed with a pencil in the leg by a 10 year old can he or his parents be charged

It happened at school and same kid has been suspended before for beating up kids for no reason. He stabbed my kid in the leg intentionally and with premeditation. I want to know what I can do legally because school doesn't seem like they are doing anything other than suspending him again.

1 Lawyer Answer

William John Light

Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: He can be charged as a juvenile. Request a meeting with your local district attorneys office in regards to potential juvenile criminal charges.

It's not clear that the school has power to do anything other than suspend him.

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