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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for South Carolina on
Q: My son was jumped by 6 students and the school has done nothing. I want to sue for failure to provide a safe environment

The school has know about the situation for three weeks but have done nothing. They don’t believe my child was jumped but has also failed to provide the surveillance footage of the attack. They told me one child came forward and said he hit my child too hard. The school expects my child to... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

As a parent, it's distressing to hear that your child's safety is at risk. If the school is not addressing your concerns adequately, you might consider taking legal action. Schools have a duty to provide a safe environment for students.

You can request the surveillance footage...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for South Carolina on
Q: What can a parent do when school, and all child’s doctors, specialists, are in violation and won’t comply with the law?

Child with disabilities. Children’s hospital where all specialists are and child’s other doctors as well as school are alienating other parents and won’t comply with parents rights nor the law in SC

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

In cases where a child with disabilities is involved, federal and state laws provide various rights and protections for the child and the parents. If a school or medical professionals are not complying with the law, the parent has several potential avenues for recourse. They can file a complaint... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for South Carolina on
Q: I go to Charleston southern and I went for the fall term and now I owe 45 grand

During the fall semester I was ment to right and give them 3 letters for a dependency over rude form it took me maybe 2 weeks to get them to them after I kept calling constantly and was getting told the same thing there still processing we don’t need anything else because of this situation I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 7, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option is to consult with a local attorney to discuss in detail. It's going to be difficult for any attorney here to offer meaningful guidance based on a brief description. If an attorney shows... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for South Carolina on
Q: Is this illegal? if so what are the charges, and how much time can they do in prison

An 18 year old asked a school assistant principal to drop out. The assistant principal refused to let the 18 year old student to drop out. Now the students is there against their will.

Kimberly Winslow
Kimberly Winslow
answered on Mar 5, 2021

South Carolina law only requires regular school attendance until the Student turns 17 years old. However, what you describe is not a crime. The student has free will.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for South Carolina on
Q: As a teacher, can I sue my school district if I believe they are not providing a safe environment for myself or students

Am currently employed by Charleston County School District. This is my third year teaching and the second year I have worked for CCSD. The 2016-2017 school year has brought tremendous emotional distress into my work, family, and personal life. The students at the school this year have been... View More

Jeremy R. Summerlin
Jeremy R. Summerlin
answered on Jun 28, 2017

This is not a private forum, so your question is now available to your current employer. I suggest you delete this question, if possible, and schedule a consult with a local employment lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Copyright for South Carolina on
Q: Could I copyright a charter school curriculum and format?
Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Jan 27, 2017

You could, however, you should be aware that you're only copyrighting the expression of the ideas, not the underlying ideas themselves. Also, 17 U.S.C. Section 110 and the TEACH Act provides some pretty robust defenses for the use of copyrighted material in the realm of education. This may... View More

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