If your child rights have been violated by the school **EDITED**
And it was confirmed by alawyer, what would you do? I am looking at a situation when my childs rights may have been violated by one of his EH teachers yesterday. The school has no idea if what happened was legal or not and are consulting their lawyers. If it is deemed illegal what can I do.
The action in question was his EH teacher took out his personal Iphone and recorded my son being defiant in class, this caused a meltdown which in tunr was recorded also on his personal device.
When I was first informed of the incident I was told it was legal due to a paper signed at the start of school giving the school permission to use my sons pics, filming etc in the media and school papers etc.
I then sent off an email recinding the permission effective immediately to the school and superintendents office and contacted the AP to get the recording erased off the teachers Iphone, I was then informed that no one knows the law reguarding this so a lawyer has been contacted.
What can I do, I do not even know if this teacher went hom with that recording still on his Iphone.
The lawyer got back to the school and said that they cannot video just for documentation, but they can for an evaluation that has to be written and detailed and signed by me each and every time before hand. Since theyd not have my permission, she told the AP to personally delete video from his phone. She said she could tell by the video that Jeremiah was actually calm, but just defiant and putting his head on the desk refusing to work (we are in the process of med changes and some of these heavy meds cause drowsiness), once he realized he was being filmed he became angry and threatened to break the phone, after that he melted down trying ot get away from the video. The AP voiced that they would never do something like that again, it was an error in judgement and we are just "moving forward" from here. I also learned that if I give permission for a video evaluation, the device can be any such device that can record, including a personal device, so they will never have my permission unless its in a controlled setting with a recording device that my son obviously cannot see and I am there (not in the same room, but available). Unless my advocate wants to pursue any legal actions, I am dropping the matter, I have plenty of written documentation, since any phone call made by a teacher or staff must follow up with me via email (per a prior agreement) so this just better never happen again.