Lowell, MI asked in Education Law for Michigan

Q: My brother made a diss track against a kid and posted it on YouTube the got suspended, can the school do that?

The kid in the diss track said my brother could make it and my brother has a disclaimer on the video saying it was a joke. When he tried to explain it to the school they got mad at him and suspended him for 3 days for cyber bulling, the only line in the whole thing that could be bulling is telling the kid he smells and needs to take a shower. Also the kid the diss track was about responded to the diss track but didn’t get in trouble.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The Constitution does not extend in equal fashion to minors in a school setting. No, kids cannot do what adults may be able to do in a school setting and go unscathed. Doesn't matter what the other kid did if your brother initiated it.

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