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California schools are supposed to be places where students are given the tools and support they need to grow, learn and thrive. However, when school misconduct occurs, it can leave a wake of emotional and even physical devastation in its place. A child’s ability to trust after being harmed at school can be forever impacted when a trusted staff member does them wrong. School misconduct is a serious issue, and schools need to be held accountable for their actions when their negligence paves the way for misconduct to happen. If you need a school misconduct lawyer in Redondo Beach, Okabe and Haushalter is here to help.
School misconduct or misconduct by staff members at a school can manifest in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of how school misconduct may occur.
Example A: Staff negligence
If a staff member notices that there is a leaky pipe that drains out into hallways and reports the leak to maintenance personnel and the maintenance crew fails to address the leak, the school could be held liable if any students slip and fall on the wet walkway as a result of the leaky pipe. This type of negligence is a form of school misconduct.
Example B: Teacher abuse
If a teacher engages in abuse toward a student, that is an obvious case of misconduct. If a teacher is hostile toward a student and other staff members know about it but fail to report the abusive behavior or take disciplinary measures toward the teacher, the staff members who failed to report the abuse could be held liable in civil court.
Example C: Failure to provide accommodations
If a student with a disability has a contract with the school or district stating that they require accommodations in order to thrive at school and the teacher or school fails to provide those accommodations, the school can be considered to be engaging in negligent misconduct under civil law.
By suing in civil court, you can possibly be awarded damages for the suffering your family endured as a result of school misconduct. Furthermore, you can set a precedent with your suit, showing schools that they cannot engage in misconduct and get away with it. This could help to ensure that future students will be able to avoid being victims of school misconduct, and will make the school accountable for the safety and wellness of its students.
If you need a school misconduct lawyer in Redondo Beach, contact the attorneys at Okabe and Haushalter. We can fight for your family in civil court so you can get justice for the indignities you suffered as a result of school or teacher misconduct. Our knowledgeable legal team can represent your family in civil court and will push to get you the maximum award possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.