What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? OHIO
Principals' perceptions about the seriousness of a variety of discipline issues, I feel is unfair school discipline for my child who is disabled. Shortly after my child began this school year he became the target of bullying thus assaulted (sucker punch in eye) while seated in desk in 9th grade class resulting in ER visit (he was wearing eyeglasses) fortunately no serious damage to his eye. The other student was suspended 3 days, I had to demand the Principal contact the Sheriffs dept. No report filed that I am aware of, even after several requests and still no answers. My son again punched different incident in hallway at school my son punched back, both suspended for 3 days. I was told my son was the reason for the other child punching him. Other student no problems, my son is problem. Recently my son while sweeping the floor in shop class, bumped the broom into another students feet, he was again seriously injured the other student with great force kicked the broom into my sons face. Result stitches where the broom hit his face causing loose teeth and a hole in the lower part of his lip. I am outraged that the school has deemed this horseplay, saying that the other student and my son will serve after school detention. Truth is other student on football team and a suspension will cause him to be unable to participate. My son however is not in any sports. When my son asked why he was given a detention to serve when he was injured, they refused to talk to him about it. The school policy I have been told repeatedly and is in the handbook is that any altercation will result in demerits resulting in suspension. I feel that my son has been discriminated against due to his disability, the bullying and intimidation is not only by other students but by the schools administration. This has been only one of many circumstances over the years with this school. Where do I start? Can he refuse to serve detention, worry that this will escalate into bigger issue for my son. Double standard policies for discipline.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?