In school when a child exhibits behavior that shows that they have violent tendencies and are a danger to themselves or others, discipline is necessary.
States have different rules regarding school discipline, but one of the most common ways giving detentions, suspensions, and expulsions.
When a child first misbehaves they are often given a detention.
However, due to the violent nature of some incidents, many school districts have initiated a “zero tolerance” policy and will issue an expulsion when violent actions occur on school grounds or school property.
Other schools, without a zero tolerance policy, will first issue a detention and then a suspension if the action continues.
If your child is facing suspension or an expulsion, you should seek the services and counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Though your child may be a minor, being expelled from school can have negative consequences that may last for a lifetime.
If your child is being accused and expelled for something he or she did not do, an experienced attorney who can provide the best legal representation for your child.
Sometimes, when a child misbehaves in school, there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed.
It isn’t uncommon to find out that some children may be acting out due to an undiagnosed special need.
Whatever the case or underlying factors, seeking the counsel of an attorney is the best option.