My son had an empty can of tobacco at school. Stupid yep. It was one of the cans that held the pouch type so no tobacco residue. It was hidden in a pocket of his baseball gear bag. A kid who he does not get a long with went through my son's gear bag 'accidentally' because he thought it was his backpack. He then went to the office and reported my son who is now suspended for 5 days. Given the fact the other kid is a known drug dealer, liar, and he and my son do not get along was the search of my son's bag, and subsequent suspension unreasonable? My husband kept our son with him Thursday morning because the other kids was threatening to jump him when he got off the school bus. The Superintendent wasn't going to do anything but a warning (this is my son's second ADT suspension) because the can was empty but the office gal and the daytime custodian had a fit. Also is there a reasonable expectation the office staff should be under some confidentiality agreement and not discuss with other students what is going on?
I also feel like my family is being targeted. We had to hire a special education attorney last year for my son's IEP to be followed. The attorney ended up representing a total of 7 kids things were such a mess. (this is in a secondary school of 100-120 kids) OSPI and the ESD both did thorough investigations and it did not end on the school districts side.
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