My son was just recently arrested for **** dealing marijuana as a juvenile and the school board is not allowing him to participate in the graduation.

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My son was just recently arrested for **** dealing marijuana as a juvenile and the school board is not allowing him to participate in the graduation.

graduation exercise. My son is very depressed over this an neither will they allow him to attend school. He did not do this on school grounds and it happened in the summer of 08

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

The rules many schools adhere to oftentimes differ from certain ways things are handled outside of a school zone. What I mean is I really am not sure how this would be handled because you need to contact the school directly, review their policies on this type of activity and the repercussions in place. Schools will sometimes have certain clauses in their rule book for situations such as this one and if so its difficult to fight because they do have the right to refuse a person to attend graduation.

If you review the schools rules and still feel this is not covered or simply want to attempt to pursue it anyway I advise you hire a local attorney specializing in this area. At that point you can review the facts with him and together make a decision as to how to proceed


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