child’s school threatened to suspended my daughter if she brings the recording I provided to her to record her school day as there are issues going on. I discovered that a teacher disciplined my daughter wrongly after two students claimed she said they were stupid and dead. She was put on the... View More
You need to realize that schools - like jails and other secured facilities - are not public free-for-all spaces. Because they have care and concern for children, school administrators may make rules, policies, and procedures that otherwise affect Constitutional rights. As examples, schools can...View More
Going to the store and noticed all the kids at the school were outside with no jacket on because they were having a fire drill at 8:40 in the morning when it was 28° outside .they are out there for 15 to 20 minutes. my kids are already sick as it is called the superintendent of the school to... View More
Newberry mi Going to the store and noticed all the kids at the school were outside with no jacket on because they were having a fire drill at 8:40 in the morning when it was 28° outside .they are out there for 15 to 20 minutes. my kids are already sick as it is "sinuses" called the... View More
When I was 12, I was charged with disturbance of peace and false terrorist threat. I warned another student about what I heard out of fear about someone “shooting the school on Monday”. Little did I know I was soon to be racially profiled being Arab as well as another girl, African American,... View More
Yes as an 18 year old you can file a lawsuit on your own behalf. Be aware that such lawsuits will take a lot of time (2-3 years) and cost you a lot of money (most likely $100,000+) and your chance of success is very low (<5%).
But, as an adult now, you are competent to make that...View More
So I was never aloud to attend no hearing or even giving any papers to say I can’t even come back and every time I tried to schedule one I got no response is this even legal because now I wish to attend the prom but I they won’t let me come but they let the boy I got into the altercation wit... View More
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you if you're looking for an attorney, which your post indicates you are. The format is only quick Q & A - the site doesn't serve as a lawyer...View More
Really depends on your legal status to the child, the other parent's legal status to the child, and whose been listed on the contact card with the school. It's unlikely you're going to succeed with a claim against the school; your bigger issue is within the family.
My 13 year old sons person was searched, his backpack, coat, hoodie and locker. We were not notified. Then they find weed rolling papers. (Obviously he shouldn't have them) then they threatened to call the cops and said he'll have fun in juvie. He was so terrified that he... View More
Your primary issue needs to be resolving any school administrative action or juvenile action against your son. Yes, schools can search students' personal belongings and lockers. The appropriateness of other actions described should be discussed with a local attorney.
Adopted without our permission. Our daughter didn't know(7th grade) and the teacher didn't know what the icon was for. She opened it up and before she could close it our daughter saw it said adopted. We had a meeting with principal and he blamed it on secretary. Is there lawful action to take?
A most unfortunate way for your daughter to find out; I'm sorry. I'm not sure there is any lawful action you could take against the school or teacher, for what sounds to be an inadvertent action. I think you did the right thing in meeting with the principal to express your concerns.
Asking for a friend, their phone was taken and searched to remove a video containing a school fight that was happening. They first took their phone and then my friend grabbed their phone back and started arguing with the Assistant Principle. Was this justified or should there be farther actions... View More
The 4th amendment has nothing to do with this since it wasn't law enforcement who took the phone. When you are a student in a school - even a public school - you do not have the same constitutional protections you otherwise would have outside of school. Schools can set policies and confiscate...View More
Must staff make an effort to guide each student to safety? What if a false alarm is the source of the fire emergency? May the teacher or parapro leave a disabled student in a precarious position during a false alarm?
A MIchigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There probably is case law, but maybe not on the level of specificity described in your post. You might find a greater level of detail in standard operating procedures for the district or the school - manuals for...View More
Possibly. Does your child have an IEP? Have you requested your child be evaluated for services? Has the school provided all services? Those are more pressing questions at this time. A school generally has no interest in holding a child back arbitrarily.
Michigan: Parents divorced, both parents have joint legal custody, Mom removed children from school district (and moved 20 miles away) without permission from Father or from court, Court ordered children to be returned, Father reestablished residency within school district and has court order for... View More
The part about you "reestablishing residency" confuses me and may be an issue here. You should flush that out with your attorney. Given the history you have with the school, it should come as no surprise that they are not bending over backward to accommodate you. Are they legally right?...View More
Worked for these schools for 2 years,75% of which was during the pandemic. No deep cleaning, no change in filtration/hvac, no basic CDC protocols-the community here is small, rural, and don't believe covid exists. I am 100% sure they will not accommodate her needs. How can she take a test... View More
Does your child have a 504 or IEP? Those are the mechanisms that trigger accommodations. Otherwise, you're going to need to make the choice between taking the exam under the conditions they offer, not take the exam and fight that battle with school admin / school board over the resulting...View More
my senior in high school has been virtual since late October, and all of last year as our schools don't follow CDC protocols. She has severe anxiety and physical health problems. She's pretty much an A student, but needs to take a couple midterm exams. This time they want to force her... View More
You - or more accurately, your granddaughter's parent - can contact the police. What ultimately happens is determined by the prosecutor's office. They may determine that this is a school issue and should be left up to the school.
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