Oklahoma City, OK asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma

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?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

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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