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The housing contract language for "prank" is overly broad. We already prepared the appeal and sent it in without an attorney, which is why I'm panicking. They do, however, allow us to have a "hearing" if the appeal doesn't go our way.
The hearing is where I was hoping to use an attorney.
BTW: I'm the woman responsible for the airline passengers' bill of rights passed by Congress and 28 rules promulgated by the DOT. I'm trying not to go "all advocate" on them, but our sons behavior doesn't rise to the level of anything but teasing and irritation. We would rather he didn't say what he said, and he should not have finalized the Facebook post...but he should NOT bear the brunt of the punishment when others were clearly more involved and generating the events.
How could it be breach of contract if they have such a broad definition of "prank" in their contract?
THe other issue is that the judicial affairs guy called three boys in including our son and our son just flat told him what he did and said he would accept any punishment. But the judicial affairs guy never told him what the possible consequences were before he began asking Landen questions. Does this matter?
There were three events. Landen's roommate took an unauthorized photo of the female and then altered it to look like she had a penis in her mouth. He then sent the photo to a few boys including my son. My son showed her the altered photo on his phone and then deleted it.
The second event was three boys in the lounge. One boy found her phone, logged in with her password, logged on to her facebook account (I would think this is a criminal act) then he handed the phone to the second boy who started a facebook post that said "I like pinot noir...then he handed the phone to my son who typed "in my bum bum" and hit the post key.
There were other photos taken that were not related to my son, but she got irritated about the constant photo taking. He wasn't even at the school when this happened, and he did not know she had soured. When he asked her what was wrong she ignored him and gave him the silent treatment. He persisted, becomming frustrated and said "why are you being such a bitch".
He felt that he was "teasing" her. She apparently said many very sexual things to the boys earlier in the year which gave him a level of comfort with her that clearly he should not have had.
So maybe you can tell me if this rises to the level to warrant eviction. And can you tell me what type of attorney I should speak to? I'm not going to have long to deal with it. We didn't even know about this until last Wednesday. Our son has a disability so we got letters from Department of Rehabilitation and others on his behalf supporting that he stay in the dorms.
If she determines that he has to move tomorrow, we have three days to have the hearing. I have to move quickly.
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