Some comments my teacher makes concern me and I would like to know if I can legally record what he says during class to refer back to later if ever asked about it.
Yes, you can record anything you want. Get out a piece of paper and a pencil, and write down everything you hear, and you'll have your record.
There are laws that address audio recording, which I assume is what you mean. I haven't researched this much, but I found one source that says in Connecticut, it is legal to record a conversation as long as one party to the conversation consents. That one party can be you.
However, this is extremely disrespectful toward your teacher, and may be (probably is) a violation of your school's cell phone policy. Rather than take the antagonistic route here, there are several much better options: (a) have a direct, respectful talk with your teacher about the comments that concern you and try to resolve the problem; (b) meet with your guidance counselor, principal, or someone else at school and report the problems; (c) talk to your parents about the trouble and get them involved with you. I'm sure there are probably some other solutions too, but you haven't been very clear about the problem.
Be aware that this response does not create an attorney/client relationship. I live and work in Massachusetts and may or may not know the local laws where you live. I hope people find my responses not only helpful but somewhat entertaining as well. If you rely on this as legal advice, remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."
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