San Jose, CA asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia

Q: What to do when slanderd, restriction of education, assault

I’m in high school and theirs a ongoing investigation to see if I stole something or not. I did not steal the items I’m accused of. But my teacher is constantly telling students and other teachers that I’m a thief (isn’t that consistent slander?) because now people look at me differently. I’m being excluded from school activities like I’m being removed from programs for her lies. Also she refusing to teach me. She kicked me out of class with no work to do so now she’s taking away my education. Also the first time she kicked me out of class she slammed the door and It him me (assault). What should I do?

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David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can file a law suit alleging slander. You will have to prove the teacher made an untrue statement and you suffered damages as a result. If you are in fact under investigation, that fact is true.

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