Administrators seized the opportunity to initiate the student's expulsion. The student was subsequently removed from school and placed in a 60-day Disciplinary Alternative Education Placement (DAEP). The Tarrant County Juvenile Justice Authority (TCJJA) investigated and found all accusations to be "without merit". They dismissed the felony and the two misdemeanor charges against the student.
Despite the TCJJA's decision to dismiss all charges, the school refused to review the student's placement. His rights were violated when the school district maintained that he had committed a felony and that expulsion was still warranted, even though the TCJJA determined no felony had occurred. The boy's case is now before the Fifth Circuit as both State and Federal law support that his disciplinary placement should have been reviewed and changed.
A copy of the student's Fifth Circuit Brief is located here. The student's attorneys at Cirkiel & Associates, P.C. provide legal representation to children and adults with physical, mental or cognitive disabilities.
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