From EAG News:
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – A Connecticut student is suing officials at his former school because he contends they did not punish him correctly for allegedly selling marijuana brownies to fellow students.
The former Metropolitan Learning Center student is suing principal Sasha Douglas and school board chairman Donald Harris stemming from a June 11, 2014 incident in which the teen was interviewed in connection to pot brownies at the school that sent one student to the hospital, the Hartford Currant reports.
The lawsuit contends the boy’s father contacted the school about his son’s status after receiving a letter informing him the student was suspended for 10 days, as well as a pending expulsion for “purchase, possession and distribution of marijuana-laced substance on school grounds,” according to the news site.
“The lawsuit alleges that the family was not advised that an expulsion hearing had been scheduled for Aug. 27 until the day before it was to be held and that Harris, in his capacity as chairman of the school board, never provided a date or grounds for the hearing, violating the student’s rights to due process,” the Currant reports.
“According to the lawsuit, the expulsion, which took effect Sept. 10, 2014, was illegal because the hearing was not conducted within 10 days of the suspension as required by state law.”
The student alleges he was provided no opportunity to review evidence against him, did not record the hearing as required, and school officials did not take into account his deficit…