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Re: [teacherartexchange] legal issues with students

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From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 22:40:53 PDT


Take the parents to small claims court to pay for damages. Make sure you are
a member of NEA.
~Michal

> Last April my car was vandalized by five kids, 3 my
> students, one homeschool, one high school - sugar in
> the gas tank - while parked in front of my boyfriend's
> home. They were caught (we weren't there) and held for
> the police.
>
> Nothing has been done - I have been told to not expect
> to ever be compensated for expense of repair, and to
> never expect any consequences for the kids. I'm a low
> priority, the state is overwhelmed with juvie cases,
> etc. etc.
>
> The trouble is, I'm not officially allowed to know who
> they are, and yet I know I will be back in the
> classroom with some of them (who have bragged about
> doing it) starting next week. And they are obviously
> feeling like they can do whatever they want to me with
> no consequences.

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