Q: A student is in a school cafeteria and told to sit down at three different occasions and the principal threatening him by saying if he didn’t sit that he would suspend him and get the school police involved which he did. Now the parents have to go to court because he pleaded not guilty. Not only that he was not fighting at any time and still got ex-spelled for 3 days at the end of the day. Now I have a citation for a fine of $294.00.
A: That is what schools sometimes do these days with all the children they perceive as behavior problems. They make it a police matter. You need to go to the hearing and defend it. You can be fined as you are his guardian. I would consult with a lawyer. Perhaps he can successfully challenge the charges at the hearing or at least push the school back to where it offer a deal where, if there is no bad behavior for 90 days, the charge will be dismissed. Consult with a criminal defense attorney.