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My daughter’s high school principal called her a coward

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My daughter’s high school principal called her a coward after a current situation at school and when she told the truth and he didn’t believe it he told her it was “bullshit” can I file a complaint? Or what may I do ?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet

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There is a long story behind all this in which I know my daughter had made a bad decision in which has come this far as to where her principal called her a coward

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to read about your daughter's difficulties.

Yes, you can file complaint against the Principal. You need to file complaint with the Superintendent of the school system. If your complaint is ignored, you can escalate the matter to California Department of Education.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you very much one other question, wouldn’t those harsh words used towards my daughter be considered verbal harassment?
Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago

Yes, it is. That's why I suggested ultimately going to California Department of Education if the school does not satisfactorily address your concerns.

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