West Monroe, LA asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Louisiana

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.

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Clifford Cardone
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  • New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: 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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