My son is accusing a school employee of choking him and the school is investigating it. The employee is on administrative leave and the last time I spoke to the principle of the school (yesterday, Wednesday October , 2013) he informed me it is taking longer than expected and now the attorneys are involved and the school union. I don't know where to turn for help. Because the school informed me they are working with their attorneys makes me worried that they know they are at fault and I don't know what to do at this time. The school did say they will give me all the documentation from the investigation after they redact it so I am awaiting this info. What recourse do I have?
What do you want to happen? Have the police been involved? Was your son injured or otherwise traumatized? These are all questions to discuss with an experienced civil litigation attorney.
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I agree with my colleague that you need to sit down with a civil attorney and talk about various options. Reporting to the school district superintendent. Reporting to police. Etc.
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Administrative Law Lawyer
There is no sound reason for delaying a police report here.
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Education Law Attorney
I am sorry that this happened to your son. I suggest you immediately make a a written demand for all your son's education records, including discipline reports. Consultation with an experienced attorney in education matters would make sense. This is a complex situation with many layers and overlapping laws.