What kind of attorney would I need for a school claim?
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Hitting a student without a legal basis is against the law in WA. A teacher may not impose physical punishment on a student in WA. Moreover, no legal physical punishment would involve hitting anyone in the back of the head.
Your son appears to be have been assaulted.
For a criminal law violation, you should contact the police.
You can find the schedule for the board of education in your area, attend a meeting of the board, and file a complaint. You can also file a complaint without going to a meeting. However, making a complaint at an open meeting would prevent the system from hiding the complaint.
If you want to sue the school for damages, you need to act quickly as there are special procedures for a claim against a government entity.