Q: Good afternoon, I would like to find representation for our daughter who attends a local school in Tompkins County.
She was physically attacked by another minor and another student recorded this incident. We have pressed charges on the subjects. I believe we are going to need some to be our representative, to make sure that the young lady gets more than one week's suspension and will no longer cause harm to our daughter. Is there any lawyer who can help us with that? I believe we are going to have to let the school district know that we want our daughter safe.
I'm sorry this happened to your daughter. There is a tab above, Find-a-Lawyer. You could use that, or conduct searches independently on your own online. Good luck
Jonathan R. Ratchik agrees with this answer
A: The decision to suspend your daughter's assailant (and how long to suspend her) is likely in the sole discretion of the school's principal / superintendent. Do not be surprised if you do not have any say in the matter. If the student who attacked your daughter had a history of such behavior in the past so as to warrant additional supervision, you might want to consider filing a personal injury claim against the school. Keep in mind that before you can file any such lawsuit you must first file a Notice of Claim within ninety (90) days of the incident.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
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