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I think because of the heightened sensitivity the entire world is in, many people are on edge and reactions and responses are felt more deeply than in the past. You know your son and you know what is morals, values and ethics are so you are right to stand by him and work to advocate for him and also to hep him advocate for himself. I would continue to talk with your son to find out what motivated these additional searches so that you can have a clear understanding of it all. I think the school trying to move on does indicate that they believe that sensitivities were running high. I am glad you had some meetings with all involved and would continue to do so if the need arises. I would also use it as a teaching moment for your son about internet searches, social media posts and anything that can have a mark on his footprint. But it sounds to me like you have a great boy and the school also seems to be on board with that. Keep the lines of communication open with him and with his school.
i agree that the police being called as the first step is a bit extreme and could have been handled differently...I am with you on that and clearly this teacher has their own sensitivities and reactions that played a part in how it was handled. The first step absolutely could have been going to the school first, meeting second and then it could all have been cleared up and lessons learned all around, not just for your son but for the teacher as well.
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I hear you and you sound like you are doing a great job raising him with good values and in the end as you know we do what we can and then they go out and make their choices and hopefully they are great ones.
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