Q: Can my child's school refuse to let me view a video of her breaking her arm by climbing a fence with teachers present?
The prinicpal admitted that it was the school's fault. She initially said I could view the video and then told me it was against the law for me to view it because other children were in the video. It is a private school.
Generally, it is the school protocol to deny your access to videos unless a lawsuit is filed and a subpoena is issued for the video.
There is an obligation on the school to save the video in anticipation of litigation. But out of an abundance of caution, I would be write the principal advising that you want the video saved for potential future litigation. You should send that by certified mail, keeping a copy for yourself.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
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