My 14 year old daughter sent a boy a nude pic of her during the summer. He has sent these pics to numerous kids at the school.
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Plenty of things can happen. Contact an attorney who specializes in administrative hearings.
I agree that you may want to hire a criminal defense attorney for your daughter. This concerns a nude photo of a minor. Anyone who possesses and/or distributes this photo can be prosecuted criminally.
I agree with most of the other comments, however, i would caution you that she is open to a possible charge of distributing child pornography. There is no exception in Georgia law says that it doesn't count if it's a picture of yourself. Prosecutors can get really overzealous with this type of thing, its happened before. They're more likely to focus on the boy, but I would strongly recommend getting an attorney for your daughter be cause there is nothing stopping the DA from including her in a criminal prosecution.
Simple Answer: Yes, she could be expelled. If she hasn't been in trouble before Expulsion could be on the table but most likely there would be other options available.
Complicated Answer: Quite frankly Expulsion form school is the least of your worries. You will need to look into doing everything possible to prevent whoever she sent these photos to from distributing them at school and in other ways - such as ONLINE. There are very strict laws about the dissemination of underage photos that could get anyone that possesses and distributes these photos into SERIOUS trouble. I would advise you to make every effort to have the photos destroyed to remove the possibility of having them distributed. Having this type of photo available online or otherwise could be very dangerous and emotionally disturbing to your daughter. This is a very serious matter and you may want to consult with your attorney and seek counseling for your daughter - ASAP! I hope this information is helpful to you and your daughter. Good Luck!
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Yes, she could be expelled. Hopefully she wion't be.
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Boy oh boy is he in for it if this gets out. Your daughter may disciplinary action from the school. An expulsion seems a bit much. If it gets that far, you may wish to consult an attorney who specializes in administrative proceedings and deals with schools a lot. There are such people. More importantly, you may wish to hire an attorney to help you stop this young man from disseminating this picture to restore your daughter's privacy and dignity.
This young man is for a world of hurt if he doesn't stop this behavior right now. Distributing pornographic images of children is incredibly serious, even for a juvenile.
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The principal's office (pal--because he's your "pal"). Could she be expelled? YES, but hopefully something short of that for her first offense. Suspension is possible. Perhaps you could go with her or contact the principal yourself? Best wishes.
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