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123456

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i was wondering if it is legal or not for a school to view your criminal history as a minor when investigating a current behavioral problem.
a friend of mine is involved in a problem that was investigated by the police department where they unsealed his/her records as a minor. he has not been involved in any crime since the age of 18 so his adult record is clean. but the school is going to try to use his past run ins with the law against him. i am under the impression that it isn't their right to see or know what he has done previously. and if they have already been made privy to the information they are not allowed to take it into consideration in his punishment. he was not guilty of any crime and can't be charged in the court system but the school wants to make him pay. can they do this?? thanks for any help.
 


I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 123456:
i was wondering if it is legal or not for a school to view your criminal history as a minor when investigating a current behavioral problem.
a friend of mine is involved in a problem that was investigated by the police department where they unsealed his/her records as a minor. he has not been involved in any crime since the age of 18 so his adult record is clean. but the school is going to try to use his past run ins with the law against him. i am under the impression that it isn't their right to see or know what he has done previously. and if they have already been made privy to the information they are not allowed to take it into consideration in his punishment. he was not guilty of any crime and can't be charged in the court system but the school wants to make him pay. can they do this?? thanks for any help.
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My response:

Not without Notice, and a court order to have the records unsealed. To do so, there had better be a very good reason, otherwise the minor's privacy rights have been breached.

IAAL


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