Another boy made rude comments to a girl. My son was not present when the alleged incident happened, but all the boys at the lunch table were accused of bullying the girl. My son kept saying he didn't do anything, but the vice principal wouldn't let him leave, until he admitted to wrong doing. The vice principal threatened calling the police and pressing HIB charges. He got a detention, and we got a threatening referral letter. I am upset that my son was coerced, bullied, and intimidated by the vice principal(who kept saying she knew he did it, and needs to confess.) and anti-bullying facilitator.
The girl told my son he didn't do anything, and she was sorry he got in trouble. I am very angry! I called the school, but the vice principal wasn't available.
No. You cannot sue the school. You have a far bigger issue. You child has been accused of bullying and confessed to the same. Do you have proof aside from your child's statement that he did not do what he is acused of (and to which he's confessed)?
Schools are under immense pressure to vigourusly pursue bullying allegations under Zero Tollerance policies.
You can and should hire an Attorney, NOW! You need to challenge this matter and clear his name. You really need to spend the money on an attoney familliar with expulsion and suspension matters. Merely calling the school will not ensure this goes away.
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This is a very serious matter and suing the school has to be secondary to addressing the allegations lodged against your son. You did not mention the age of your son but is he in high school? This may be an important factor and consideration particularly if the incident will appear on his transcript. You should seek counsel who can evaluate the facts and allegations surrounding this incident and assist you in dealing with the accusations and his punishment.
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