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I am a black Male educator and JROTC Instructor at a local school district. A disgruntled white parent and some white students have made multiple allegations against me that the school district and the local police has fully investigated and found them to be untrue. The district feels that the lead parent is detached from reality. Because they have caught her telling lies to them. This parent has dragged my name through the mud and gotten several other parents involved. Those parents met at the school recently and demanding my termination and informed the district that they're filing a police report and the parents threaten physical harm to me. The District asked me to go home on Admin leave on DEC 12th pending the outcome of the investigation. Ten days later the district met with me and their lawyer and informed me that I was not in any trouble with the district and that the investigation did not substantiate the parent's allegations but a final DHS segment still needed to be concluded. The district asked if there is nothing in the DHS investigation, do I want to return to school on 10 JAN, or remain on paid leave and use the balance of all me sick days for the remainder of the school year. Which meant that I would not be returning because they don't want the headache. What do I need to do in order to prosecute the parents who have meant to do unjust harm to me? I have copies of all the negative posts online that I came a cross.
JA: Some laws are different depending where you are, so could you clarify what state you're in?
Customer: Arkansas
JA: Are there any relevant dates or timelines to consider with this?
Customer: Yes
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have lots of details regarding some of the allegations. Other than that, no!
12.26.2022
Hi. The university that I attend is currently trying to dismiss me from my program due to an incident that occurred. Back in September 2022, I was placed in the hospital on a section 12 due to being actively suicidal with a plan and for other mental health issues. While in the hospital recieving treatment I filled out a leave of absence form for the fall 2022 semester. At the time I was completing the form I was not in a good state of mind and I was extremely scared and anxious about needing time off from school. However, I did complete the form and included the name of a faculty member and said that I had talked with him when I had not yet. Then, for some reason that I still don't know, I falsified an email to him saing that I had tried to email him when again, I had not. Once I was discharged from the hospital we had a few mettings regarding the situation which is when the recommendation for dismissal happened. I did complete the appeal for this but the outcome did not change. During the time of the appeal, I was now dealing with a reaction to a medication that caused me to fall into a 2 week psychosis. During this state of psychosis I was so far from reality, I was extremely paranoid, could not recall events that had taken place the day before, and I was having severe auditory and visual hallucinations which caused me to do things that I know I would not have done if I were in reality. I did explain all of this to the school but they are still leaning towards dismissal. I have one final hearing next week so I wanted to figure out what kind of things I should be saying or focusing on, and what my rights are as a student and as a person with severe mental health issues.
JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Massachusetts
JA: Have you spoken to a local attorney or school administrator? What is your ideal outcome for this situation?
Customer: I have not been able to speak to a local attorney and I have spoken to the school administrators. My ideal outcome would be for me to be able to stay at the school to finish my last 3 classes.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: That is pretty much everthing, thank you
12.15.2022
Hi I don't know if I could really do anything but I'm hoping to see what my options are. I have been attending a school in North Carolina for the last 7 months I am supposed to graduate in March. They announced last week that the school will be closing down and being sold. I still have 3 months of school left and they are not planning on opening the doors in January. I have been going to school for massage therapy the only School that will accept all my credits is in Charlotte North Carolina about 5 hours away from me. The director of the school was hoping to be able to keep the school open until March so that we can all graduate. However that doesn't look like it's going to be an option. I'm just trying to see if there is anything that can be done legally to have the school offer a teach out method preferably. If not what can be done about all the time that was wasted. It took a lot of effort for me to be able to go to school these last 7 months I managed going to school full time working 35 hours a week all while having a 6-year-old at home and a house to manage. I don't know that anything can be done but I truly feel wronged. I feel that someone should be held legally accountable for wasting not only my time efforts and money but also my classmates.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: This is my first step
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
12.7.2022
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