My son was suspended for making comments about a male teacher/counselor.On feb 8th and 9th statements were taken from several students and teachers.M son was met at the bus on Feb. 9th and taken to a room where he was told to write a statement.He wrote his statement.Then the Dean told him she wanted him to write down that he had said certain words.He refused.She then told him "you will just sit here then".He was kept there the entire day and not allowed to go anywhere without an escort.We questioned Student Services about this & they were not aware of it.They pulled up the attendance report and it shows in Office the entire day of Feb. 9th.
The charge is False Accusation Against Teacher.Our son denies that he said the things in the report.We were told that several teachers heard him say terrible things about the teacher.Their statements make no such mention of any suh graphic lanquage.
We are concerned about the fact that it seems the school erred in detaining him the whole day.We were not advised of this fact.We were ask to come in for a conference on the 10th and then being told he was being suspended 10 days.It is now March and we won"t have a closed hearing for another 2 weeks.We were also told that if we bring counsel our case will be heard last.
Any suggestions or references on case law would be greatly appreciated.I saw a reference on a decision by the Florida State Attorney General saying that they had ordered(?) that Expulsion hearings must be open.The reference was,1991,15:8,P.2. I am not sure what that reference no. pertains to.