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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Wisconsin on

Q: Is my principal allowed to follow me home and question me why I left?

I'm 18 year old senior in high school, I had a modified schedule which allows me to leave earlier than the rest of the students. I am not mad about it, I am just wondering if this is allowed. I am guessing this is fine but it just worried me a little. Also I don't know where to even start on what... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 21, 2018

Your question is a valid concern for a number of reasons. Having said that, I don't know what school or school district you are in and what the regulations are regarding the duties of the principal and the protocol regarding errant students or students deemed not to be compliant with attendance. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Wisconsin on

Q: My school is threatening that if i talk to 1 specific person on school grounds ill get a ticket and in trouble can they?

i am being accused if being in a fight with a female at my school. i was suspended for 4 days i hen had a meeting with the assistant principle and they told me if i talk to her again on school grounds that they will have me suspended or expelled. i never signed anything saying those were the... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 6, 2018

While you do have rights of speech as you clearly articulate, those rights of speech must be contextualized. You must remember that the school as an institution has rules and regulations governing the conduct of students like you. Schools usually design their rules and regulations on the basis of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on

Q: My 15 year old son was involved in the fight at school with a 19 year old student do I have a lawsuit?

My son was in the classroom the teacher was in the classroom the Bell just rang 19 year old student approach my son was in his face and shove them and they started to fight my son was suspended from school for rest of the school year

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

Can fight the suspension--seems overly harsh, will impact graduation. School is only repsonsible if the 19 year old wasn't supposed to be there or if the 19 year old had a known propensity to violence. However your son 1)being in his face and 2)shoving him makes your son likely to lose.Contact a... Read more »

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