Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Judge Rules a High School Student with Disabilities Will Not Get Expelled
Fascinating story and case of a high school student who was charged with selling drugs (marijuana) to an undercover deputy. The judge in the case has ruled that the school must readmit the boy because his social thinking weaknesses (autism spectrum) and mental health diagnoses (anxiety and bi-polar disorder ) resulted in undue pressure (on the part of the undercover deputy), and said that “the parents had “overwhelmingly demonstrated” that the teen’s behavior with the deputy was significantly influenced by his disability.
IDEA law requires that school discipline must factor disability into it’s response to misbehaviors and consequences.