Austin, TX asked in Education Law for Texas

Q: Can I audio record a teacher

Hi, I am a 13 year old attending a middle school in Texas. If I feel uncomfortable in a class am I legally allowed to start an audio recording on my phone so If the teacher does something that could be considered illegal/abusive I can have evidence of it.

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Kimberly Winslow
Kimberly Winslow
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Natick, MA

A: Generally speaking, Texas is a single party consent state. That means you can record a conversation you are a part of without notifying the other party. However, at school there is a greater expectation of privacy. It is likely against school rules, and very likely infringes on the rights of your classmates and teacher.

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