My 14 year old son was found with marijuana at school. He was arrested. Other kids and parents are telling us that their children had the same thing happen but were not arrested, just sent to alternative education. I am not sure if I believe them or not.
The school can handle it many different ways. They can either call the police and some handle it internally. Most schools, in todays age, will call the police because of a fear of civil liability. It is possible that the kids sent to alternative school have just not been filed on yet. It could mean that while they were is possession of a drug, the police felt that they were not able to successfully bring a case against them. Many factors go into charging a juvenile so I cannot speculate here why the outcomes are different.
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Consult with a local criminal attorney who has handled minors with similar school type violations.
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
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