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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I scan a book and share with my students virtually?

I'm an educator, and I have purchased a class set of books for the year. Due to COVID, we had to go virtual. Am I able to scan the book and share exclusively with my class? There is no digital copy for purchase.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 10, 2021

Ask the publisher

They may be able to grant you a license, or offer a cheap royalty

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am educator that created an educational program and all materials by myself. How do I go about protecting my rights?

I have a question on my next step to take. I am educator that has created an educational program and all materials by myself. How do I go about protecting my rights, as I am beginning to see my students' parents utilizing my work in their programs and classrooms without asking for permission... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 16, 2020

Hire a patent attorney to discuss copyrighting your work.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for an individual to wear body armor on school property?

I don't mean to raise suspicions with anyone, but I am a student who goes to high school in Kentucky. I am currently involved in a Student Safety Patrol at my school, and my principal was worried about my safety in doing this program. I am the only student involved in handling locker room... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 24, 2020

Consult your school principal. If he says it is permissible to wear the body armor, then do so without reservation.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: is it considered trespassing if a student is doing online schooling but is enrolled at the school, if he is on campus?

My boyfriend is enrolled in the Shelby county public schools district, and has one regular class at collins highschool and the rest of his classes are online. he goes to the atc for a welding class then a bus brings him back here, tuesdays and thursdays so he can stay and get work done then take... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 21, 2020

Yes, unless he’s in the halls at the time of his welding class. Schools have the authority to limit or exclude any person from the premises who is not licensed to be there.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: We are doing a school project on a trial run on insane people...any tips?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 19, 2019

If you're asking in the context of the law, it is a very broad subject unless you narrow it down. Insanity could be raised as a defense in criminal prosecutions. Mental health can be an issue in terms of capacity to enter into legal enforceable contracts. It could be an issue in executing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 17 and he got caught with marijuana at school im wondering what kind of charges come with this

He got caught with a thc pen at school he is 4 months away from turning 18 can he be tried as an adult?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 16, 2019

He cannot be tried as an adult although charges could be brought in juvenile court. If he has no record, probably a dismissal or diversion is your end result.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: My college professors, record me in three weeks worth of classes without my knowledge, then put the students up to it.

The students in my class where harassing, by repeating everything I said previous classes. The professors record me and class without my knowledge and played them to my classmates, to get them to psychology miss with me, by repeating all the statements I made the classes were they Secretly video... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Education Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: I got fired from my job today after taking a 2 day emergency leave because I was in the hospital . They took me off of

schedule and fired me . Can I sue for wrongful termination? I was in pain and sick for 6 whole weeks and still showed up everyday . I'm a teacher for a preschool and finally took two days off and now I need surgery and have no job.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2019

Unfortunately, Kentucky is an “at will” state, which means they can fire you for any reason at all or no reason at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: If reason for reapplying to take a semester in a college nursing program is based solely on an established disability

not previously documented with that college, is it a violation of that student’s rights if the nursing committee denies all applicants without reviewing any reapplications, including the student with the disability? (Said disability was documented with college at the time of application for... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 11, 2018

No. Not if they are all denied.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Guy got expelled from my high school for expressing his opinions in a paper; the school took it as a threat. Thoughts?

I knew of this kid, but didn't know him that well. He was a senior, Class of 2018, well mannered, and made good grades. To my knowledge, he had no history of threatening or bullying. He was a class clown, and was involved in the Drama Club, and other school activities. Following the Parkland... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 5, 2018

We really need to see the contents of the paper to determine whether a threat was made or even intended. Obviously if he’s suing them, his lawyers think he’s on pretty solid ground. Publish the article he wrote when he gives you permission and a much clearer discussion can be had.

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Criminal Law, Education Law and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: HS Basketball coach made my son switch his shorts with another players shorts that had blood on it during a game.

Is that legal, exposing him to someone else's blood like that?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 29, 2018

Not prudent but not criminal unless the blood was infected, the Coach knewcor should have know it was infected, and intended harm to your son.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is possession of marijuana illegal on school grounds even if the person claims that they weren't aware of the marijuana?

For a mock trial in high school class, we represent the teacher who searched the bag and several other random student's bags. We believe there was reasonable cause.

Brendan Joseph McLeod
Brendan Joseph McLeod answered on Mar 4, 2018

There is no criminal offense that is strict liability in Kentucky. You have to have known marijuana was on you and in school. I don't think it is enough to say, "yea, its mine. But, I swear I left it at home with my bong and album cover I use to de-stem my stash."

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter is 15 and was assulted by 2 different girls in the same day different times

My daughter was assulted by a 17 year old girl who wasnt supposed to be on the school bus and i wasnt contacted... then arrived at school and was violently assulted by another girl which resulted in a concussion where she was on cognative rest for 2 and a half days.. i was informed two days later... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 27, 2017

Talk to an Education Law Center if they have one ; contact a member of the Kentucky Justice Assn who handles education issues--they give free consultations.

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