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Yes, you should. If he is out of school for the rest of the year, things will only get worse for him. Plus, he will likely not pass his courses. He needs to be ready to apologize and there has to be a humble respect for the school. Still, an appeal is in order, as you might get it. It is wrong what he did, and he should recognize that. He needs to respect his teachers and administrators even if he does not like them. Nonetheless, you should appeal because an expulsion is not in his best interests.
He needs to walk two paths. One is appeal and the other is to be sorry for what happened and to be sure that it will never happen again. We want him to graduate, so he has to buckle up and be good.
Try meeting with the principal first, being sorry and showing him/her that expulsion will be devastating for this boy. See if principal can chart a middle ground that will allow him to finish out the year. Sitting around the house will not be good for him.
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The principal already says expulsion agreement from earlier will go into effect. The agreement was any suspendable offense and the "held" expulsion period will go into effect. My question is does the school have the ability & or jurisdiction to suspend a student for an incident that took place off school grounds, out of school hours & not during, prior, after or anywhere near any school sponsored event
No. The principal is relating back to the prior event.
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