Stafford V. Redding Case Study

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Schools would not function efficiently if there was not a school law to abide by. There are many different laws a teacher needs to know. Teachers are expected to do everything they are told or they will be fired due to failure of adhering to statutory requirements. Although there were profuse ideas mentioned during Dr. Jones’ presentation, here are the ten big ideas teachers are expected to know that I reflected were the most important.
If a student is suspected of having a weapon or doing something on school property that is prohibited, a teacher must handle the accusations appropriately. For example, in the Stafford v. Redding case a student was caught with a weapon and a drug which she said it was not hers. She decided to falsely accuse another student. The school administration searched the accused girl and found nothing, so they decided to do a strip …show more content…

Virginia is not one of those nineteen states which allow it. The nineteen states are allowed to spank a child when misbehaving. Some schools need parental consent before following through with corporal punishment. For instance, in the Ingraham v. Wright case a student was severely spanked and ended up in the hospital. This case is an illustration of when corporal punishment is unconstitutional. A teacher must know their boundaries when it comes to disciplining a student.
Another immense legal issue a teacher is required to know about is bullying and cyberbullying. A student can only be disciplined for bullying if problems are caused on school grounds. In the case of cyberbullying it needs to be disrupting class and causing problems at school. Specifically, a student afraid to come to school on account of cyberbullying would be a perfect example of when another student can be disciplined for cyberbullying. Bullying is an issue a teacher must know how to recognize. The bullying could lead to an even worse

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