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0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: My son was injured and not allowed to see the nurse at school. What can I do?

We moved here in March. I found out last week that as a punishment, his teacher is not letting him go to graded elective classes. When I talked to the principal, he stated this is something the teachers came up with as a form of detention. When I spoke to his elective teachers, they hadn't... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Consumer Law, Contracts and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it law in ohio to pay out vehicle value or what vehicles selling for in area?

In Ohio, Totalled Car..ins Co says they only pay out what car is selling for in that area instead of actual value, I sent them in the Nada value ans the Blackbook. My car would sell for over 11k it's value at 8500. Insurance only want to give ke 6k if they keep car and 5500 if I keep car. They... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a school principal look through a 12 yr olds phone and send things from it to his person phone?

A parent called the school and said my daughter had a video of a fight on her snapchat. The principal went through her phone and sent several unknown things to himself and then had her delete what he sent himself. He then threatened to suspend her.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: If I record someone making a bomb threat in a school. Do I (the recorder) get first degree telecommunications harrass?

I recorded someone making a bomb threat in a class room and posted it. I am now being charged with the first degree misdemeanor telecommunications harassment. Am I guilty of this charge? I did not say anything in the video at all. I was also suspended 5 days for Filming. I am a minor by the way.... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 25, 2022

Your guilt or innocence here turn on your intent. If you were a party to making the threat, that is, if you made the video with the intention of helping this other person communicate their threat, then yes, you are guilty of telecommunications harassment. If you made the recording with the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: More than half of my property taxes go to City Schools which allow illegal immigrant's children an education without a

US birth certificate. Isn't this city overreach and illegal to use taxpayer money on children (or the children of parents who are here illegally) who are not born in this country and do not speak English (putting other children behind) and do not have legal status?

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost answered on Mar 8, 2022

Would you rather they don’t have a safe place to go and get an education? They’re here and I’d you force desperate people out into the streets or will certainly cause more desperation and crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: a school bus stops with its flashing lights on at an intersection on my right , can i turn left away from the bus?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 24, 2021

The answer depends on additional details. Section 4511.75 of the Ohio Revised Code spells out your obligations. (link below)

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Education Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Can my private university mandate me to get vaccinated after I’ve been accepted, paid money, and told me that I don’t?

They told us we did NOT have to get vaccinated then an hour later told us that we DO need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. I was accepted for a month and a half with a down payment before I was informed that I needed to get the COVID vaccine, so now it’s crunch time and I either get the shot... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Jul 26, 2021

I have not personally looked up the resources, but it is my understanding that the vaccine has not received final approval from the FDA.

The emergency use of an unapproved medicine is covered by 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3 - Authorization for medical products for use in emergencies. A...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Ohio code 2967.01 definition of a convict in the law itself on the Ohio legislative website at the end of the paragraph

And then states that unless they have been pardoned done there sentence or served there time out? Could you please read that paragraph

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

The statute is pretty clear. I'm not sure what your asking. I suggest rephrasing to address the ultimate issue you are trying to figure out. Restoration of rights? Firearm issues? Voting? etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Education Law and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: Could you give me a definition on the Ohio law revised code 2967.01 3/22/19 the definition of convict paragraph?

It's in the definition says unless the convict has served the president's sentence or prison terms or is pardoned or completed the community sanction program? So if I'm understanding that correctly the unless means that once you are finished so all privileges should be restored... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 19, 2021

The definition of convict in R.C. 2967 is any person convicted of an Ohio felony whether or not they went to prison but not including people who were pardoned or have finished serving their sentence. In other words, convict means any person either in prison for a felony, in jail for a felony, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my school punish me for being Tarty because I had an allergic reaction?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 22, 2021

This is a difficult question to answer. Is it a private or public school? What type of punishment are you talking about? It seems like the tardiness would be excusable. Is there some sort of appellate process? Depending on what's going on it may or may not be worth the costs of hiring an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Education Law and Securities Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I ask my school for building blueprints?

Using for a project but they denied my request because they said it violates security protocols.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 10, 2021

Sure, you're allowed to ask, and they are allowed to say no.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: local public school says I need to have custody of my daughter to sign her up for school

I am attempting to sign my daughter up for kindergarten in our local public school. Her mother recently passed away this year. I am on the birth certificate and we'd have lived together for around 7 years and before our daughter was born. I provide all health insurance, claim her on taxes, and... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 25, 2021

If you were not married to the mother, then the mother had sole legal custody and parental rights. Those parental rights did not automatically transfer to you when she died. It often is not sufficient that your name is on the birth certificate, as you found with the school. If a court has not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: I have a 17 year old son who is suffering from bad anxiety. He cant an won't be around large amounts of people he ..

I have a 17 year old son who is suffering from bad anxiety. He cant an won't be around large amounts of people he starts to have really bad anxiety. He won't even go into a store unless he positively has to . So he wants to drop out of school an pursue his GED. Can he drop out with a... Read more »

Kimberly Winslow
Kimberly Winslow answered on Feb 4, 2021

It looks like this was previously answered here:

If your son is unable to access education due to a documented emotional disability (anxiety), then he may be entitled to protections under the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: If I’m 18 and live in Ohio can I move out if I’m a senior in high school I have a job and have another place to live
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jan 20, 2021

Yes, but while you are still in Highschool and living at home, your parents are responsible for your reasonable care, accommodation, and feeding. If you move out, you will relieve them of those responsibilities and they won't have to take you back if it turns out you can't cut it on your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a person get probation for they first time being charged with anything

My mom file charges on my boyfriend and his brother saying they shot at the car this the first time my boyfriend been in trouble . My mom want to give him probation now she want to basically drop it but it’s to late they both in jail for something that never happened

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 5, 2020

They should be working with an attorney. They certainly could get probation, but they could easily go jail or prison especially if there was someone in the car.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: it Is legal for a public university to randomly require students to test for Covid and deny access to their class if not

Students will be randomly selected throughout the semester, 100 at a time. Students with no symptoms, no contact tracing, perfectly random. If they choose not to be tested they will be made to “ quarantine “until they comply. They will not be allowed to attend their classes. This is only for... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 5, 2020

That’s a rather strange scheme. There’s little precedent on a lot of these issues. General, common sense health precautions are likely to be upheld in court. But this does seem wrongheaded. For one thing, with limited testing resources, it makes sense to focus on those with symptoms or probable... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my 18 year old that is still in high school move out of my home without my consent?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

Yes. An 18 year old is an adult and can move where he or she pleases. As long as they remain in high school, you are legally required to put a roof over their head if they want it, but they are not required to stay.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: If I am 16 in Butler county Ohio can I legally dropout?

I'm ridiculously behind on my credits and classwork, my parents have fallen into a legal gray area. Can I dropout? I have 7.5 credits and i'm in junior year.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

The counselors at your school should be able to tell you what the guidelines in your district or county are. It may be as much a personal decision as one of regulations so far as staying in school goes. No one is going to drag you at gunpoint to finish school should you make the decision to drop... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Probate for Ohio on
Q: If I'm on probation, can I drop out when I turn 18?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 28, 2020

Talk to your probation officer, parents, teacher, school counselor, and other trusted adults about what might happen if you do that.

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