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My friends and I...

My friends and I were smoking and now we might get kicked of the team of a public high school.

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

Maryland

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

Not yet the police didn't catch my son

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No I think that is all

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My sons friends are 16 and where vaping. They didn't get caught by the police but the team coach of a public high school is threatening to kick them off
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Is that legal to kick them off for underage vaping
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ANSWER: There is no provision in the law that prevents or prohibits a coach of a public school extracurricular activity from reiving student-athletes from their teams who they deem ineligible to participate, other than if it is a based on discrimination on the basis of race, religion, nationality, etc. Students who vape, which can be considered detrimental to the team, are not a protected class.

Participating in a public school extracurricular activity is a privilege—not a right—bestowed upon those the coaching staff deem eligible or suitable or capable. If underage vaping is considered conduct unbecoming of the team or conduct that is contrary to the rules set forth by the coaching staff, it is well within their title to remove student-athletes from the team.

I would attempt to resolve this by encouraging the children to recognize the mistake, take responsibility for whatever actions the coaching staff deemed troubling, and recommend that they apologize for the conduct that was deemed offensive and humbly seek forgiveness to remain on the team.

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