Duluth, MN asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Federal Crimes for Wisconsin

Q: 17 yr old child punched in face at school by a 16 yr old. on camera

Principle has mediated multiple times before and even told 17yr old to not fight back if something ever happened. After battery incident 16yr old was ticketed by schools SRO and suspended by school. a day after incident the 16yr old then went to instagram to brag, write more threats of harm and admitted to doing it just because she felt like it. The school did another mediation after 16yr old returned to school, but threats continue. When i called our local police station they said to refer to our SRO at the school and couldn't do anything for us. What can i do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Canton, OH

A: What negative impacts is this having on the 17 year old? Is this effecting his access to the curriculum? IS the bullying occuring due to belonging to a protected class? File the report regardless and file a report against the principal and SRO for their failure to protect the 17 year old. Document each conversation in writing to capture your narrative.

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