Whether involved in school disciplinary proceedings as an accused student or a witness, once the investigation starts, students can be subject to additional charges depending on their actions. Any of the following abuses of the student conduct process could place a person in greater trouble:
- Ignoring or failing to obey the notice to appear at a disciplinary hearing, whether the student is the accused or they have been called as a witness
- Falsifying, distorting, or otherwise misrepresenting information in front of hearing authorities, at briefings, or at any other student conduct meeting
- Disrupting or interfering with a hearing
- Falsely submitting a student conduct incident report
- Persuading, or attempting to persuade a student from participating or using the student conduct system
- Any attempt to influence a board member at any point during an investigation
- Intimidating or harassing anyone involved, including witnesses and board members.
- Any form of retaliation against the other party or witnesses
- Failing to follow any sanctions imposed by the school administration
- Fulfilling another student’s assigned sanction requirements
- Any attempt to falsify or gain unauthorized assistance to fulfill assigned student conduct sanction requirements.
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If you or your student has been charged with violating the student conduct process, contact Manchester & Associates today.