Charlotte, NC asked in Family Law and Education Law for North Carolina

Q: Can you help my son he is been accused of touching another student?

My son us 7 years old.. They called me to let me know that xxx had touched a student inappropriately on the bus..they took the girls statement and his.. He got suspended they called the police and dss.. I don't know if this is normal or if they acted like he was a criminal. I really need someone's legal opinion... Thank you

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
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  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You need to not make any statements to police or DSS and lawyer up. You can likely thank that ridiculous #metoo movement for all the fuss over a 7 year old boy touching a girl on the bus but yes, if the girl's story can not be immediately and conclusively disproved, suspensions, police and DSS involvement are all normal these days. If you are financially well off expect a civil suit as well. Bottom line, if he touched her in an inappropriate way, that was likely criminal and instead of it being handled the way it should be, you can expect it to be blown way out of proportion and handled in a bungling and completely inappropriate manner. These days it is absolutely critical that you teach your little boys to essentially isolate themselves and stay away from all other people in general but especially to stay away from and have zero physical contact with girls. This is the world you have allowed a select group of idiots to create.

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