Q: Can school administrators suspend students from school just from suspicion of drug use?
If a student is called into the principal’s office under suspicion of drug use, can they suspend them, even if there’s no evidence and no proof of possession of drugs?
A: It would depend on the code of conduct, or the administrative rules within your school. It is not a criminal action less they intend to charge your child with public intoxication. Without some type direct evidence, I would be troubled by their conclusion, but there may be no recourse without knowing what the power vested upon the principle is within your district or school system.
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